Upcoming GMA-9 Meetings
What: GMA 9 Joint Planning Committee Meeting
When: 10:00 am, Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Where: Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District, 9 Toepperwein Road, Boerne, Texas 78006
Special Presentations - County Water Talks
Managing our Groundwater
From providing drinking water to sustaining our springs and rivers, groundwater is the lifeblood of the Hill Country. In the last year, we've seen drought threaten the health of our aquifers. At the same time, growth means more people will rely on groundwater than ever before.
This fall, the Hill Country Alliance is co-hosting 3 weekday events with Groundwater Management Area 9 and the Texas Water Development Board to raise awareness about our region's groundwater, how it’s managed, and how you can get involved in the planning process.
The meetings will be held in Bulverde on Oct. 18, Boerne on Nov. 1, and Kerrville on Nov. 6
Groundwater Management Areas were created "in order to provide for the conservation, preservation, protection, recharging, and prevention of waste of the groundwater, and of groundwater reservoirs or their subdivisions, and to control subsidence caused by withdrawal of water from those groundwater reservoirs or their subdivisions.” (Texas Water Code §35.001).
The districts in GMA-9 member districts meet at least annually to conduct joint planning with the other districts in the management area and to review the management plans, the accomplishments of the management area, and proposals to adopt new or amend existing desired future conditions.