November 15, 2021 – GMA 9 – Agenda

Groundwater Management Area 9 Joint Planning Committee Meeting

Notice of an Open Meeting

As required by Section 36.108(e), Texas Water Code, a meeting of the Groundwater Management Area 9 Joint Planning Committee, comprised of district representatives from the following groundwater conservation districts located wholly or partially within Groundwater Management Area 9:  Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District, Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District, Headwaters Groundwater Conservation District, Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, Medina County Groundwater Conservation District, Trinity-Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District, and Southwestern Travis County Groundwater Conservation District, will be held on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 10:00 am at the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District, 9 Toepperwein Rd, Boerne, TX 78006.

Discussion and/or possible action may occur on the following business matters:

  1. Call to Order.
  2. Receipt of Posted Meeting Notices.
  3. Introductions.
  4. Public Comment.
  5. Approval of September 27, 2021 GMA 9 Meeting Minutes.
  6. Texas Water Development Board updates, comments, or communications.
  7. Individual District updates, comments, or communications if necessary.
  8. Annual individual GCD reports on DFC Compliance if necessary.
  9. Consider approval of GMA 9 draft document “Summarization of Public Comments Received and GMA 9 Responses,” which will be attached to the Explanatory Report as Appendix C and reconfirm GMA 9 Committee’s consensus decision to not make changes to the DFC statements because of the public hearing comments.
  10. Review Draft “Groundwater Management Area 9 2021 Explanatory Report for Desired Future Conditions for Major and Minor Aquifers.”
  11. Consider approval of GMA 9 Resolution # 111521-1 “Adopting the Groundwater Management Area 9 Joint Planning Committee’s Proposed Classification of Locally Managed Aquifers as Non-Relevant for Joint Planning Purposes and the Desired Future Conditions for Relevant Major and Minor Aquifers in GMA 9, and authorizing the GMA 9 Chairman to formally submit them and all other required information to the TWDB.”
  12. Consider approval of “Groundwater Management Area 9  2021  Explanatory Report for Desired Future Conditions for Major and Minor Aquifers.”
  13. In answer to many inquiries , the Fourth GMA 9 Joint Planning cycle will begin at the first GMA 9 Meeting held during 2023.  It is likely to be a very active cycle due to new census data and demographic changes, a revised Trinity Aquifer model, and detailed reviews of DFC and Non-Relevant designations.
  14. Next meeting date, location, and future agenda items.
  15. Adjournment.

Further information, questions, or comments concerning any aspect of this meeting should be directed to:

Mr. Ron Fieseler, GMA 9 Planning Committee Chairman

c/o Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District

601 West Main, P.O. Box 1516, Johnson City, TX 78636

(830) 868-9196 (office no.), (830) 708-5020 (cell no.), or email to:


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GMA9 Open Meeting November 15, 2021