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(Regional Water Planning Group)
On February 19, 1998, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) adopted rules
for state and regional water planning and grant assistance, designating 16 regional
water planning areas to implement state and regional water planning aspects of Senate
Bill 1, 75th Legislative Session (SB1). The overall goal of SB1 was to "develop
regional and state water plans that will provide for the orderly development,
management, and conservation of water resources, and preparation for and response to
drought conditions in order that sufficient water will be available at a reasonable cost
to ensure public health, safety, and welfare further economic development, and protect
the agricultural and natural resources of the planning area."
The South Central Texas Regional Water Planning Group (SCTRWPG), is one of the
16 regional planning groups established by the TWDB to develop a regional water
plan as required by SB1. The South Central Texas study area (Figure 1, below), also
known as Region L, encompasses twenty and one-half (20 1/2) counties with a total
2000 population of 1,695,584 (2000 US Census Data).