District Management Plan


In accordance with Texas Water Code Chapter 36.1071(a)(1-8), the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District adopts a management plan containing specific goals, management objectives, and performance standards designed to conserve, preserve, protect, and prevent waste of groundwater.

The current High Plains Underground Water Conservation District 10-Year Amended Management Plan (2011-2021) was adopted by the Board of Directors on January 19, 2011.  It is a revision of the plan adopted on Feb. 23, 2010.

Texas Water Code Chapter 36.1071(a)(1-8) requires groundwater conservation district management plans to address the following goals as applicable:

  • Providing the most efficient use of groundwater;
  • Controlling and preventing waste of groundwater;
  • Controlling and preventing subsidence;
  • Conjunctive surface water management issues;
  • Natural resource issues;
  • Drought conditions;
  • Conservation, recharge enhancement, rainwater harvesting, precipitation enhancement, or brush control, where appropriate and cost-effective, and;
  • Desired future conditions of the groundwater resources in a quantitative manner.

The Executive Administrator of the Texas Water Development Board approved that plan as being administratively complete on April 7, 2010.  The revised plan will remain in effect until an amended plan is adopted/approved or July 19, 2016, whichever is earlier.

The High Plains Water District Board of Directors will review/adopt the management plan at least every five years, as required by Texas Water Code Chapter 36.1072(e).

Click here to view a PDF of the current management plan.