November 18, 2019 – GMA9 – Agenda

Groundwater Management Area 9 Joint Planning Committee Meeting NOTICE OF 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, Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District, Comal Trinity Groundwater Conservation 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 18, 2019, at 10:00 am at the Mammen Family Public Library 131 Bulverde Crossing, Bulverde, TX 78163.


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. Approval of June 17, 2019 GMA 9 Meeting Minutes.
  5. Texas Water Development Board updates, comments, or communications.
  6. Individual District updates, comments, or communications if necessary.
    1. Medina County GCD status report.
    2. Southwestern Travis County GCD status report.
  7. Annual Review of individual GCD Management Plans and the accomplishments of GMA 9 in accordance with Chapter 36.108(c). NOTE: GMA 9 GCDs are required to meet Chapter 36.108(c) requirements and should be prepared to present a short summary of its Management Plan and how it complies with Chapter 36.108(c). Committee members and members of the public are encouraged to conduct individual reviews of each GCD Management Plans prior to the meeting. GMA 9 GCD Management Plans can be found at this website:
    Use the index to locate each GCD. Open the desired GCD site and click on the link to the most recent Management Plan to access a PDF copy of their current Plan. The following are the GCDs located within GMA 9:

    • Bandera County River Authority and Ground Water District
    • Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District
    • Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District
    • Comal Trinity Groundwater Conservation District
    • Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District
    • Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District
    • Headwaters Groundwater Conservation District
    • Medina County Groundwater Conservation District
    • Trinity-Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District
    • Southwestern Travis County Groundwater Conservation District (newly created and pending confirmation election…no Management Plan at this time)
  8. Hydrogeological Studies in Southwestern Travis County, a presentation by Brian Hunt.
  9. Proposed use of a common spreadsheet evaluation of monitor well water levels for GMA 9 GCDs. (Fieseler/Hunt)
  10. Discussion: would GCDs prefer a 10 year planning cycle vs the current 5 year cycle?
  11. Review Desired Future Condition (DFC) Joint Planning Requirements in Texas Water Code Section 36.108. (consulting team)
  12. Review approach and schedule for GMA 9 third round of DFC joint planning. (consulting team)
  13. Review previous groundwater availability model runs, DFCs and non-relevant aquifer classifications from GMA 9 second round of DFC joint planning. (consulting team)
  14. Public Comment.
  15. Next meeting date, location, and future agenda items.
  16. Announcements.
  17. 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-Pedenales Groundwater Conservation District 601 West Main, P.O. Box 1516, Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-9196 office, (830) 708-5020 cell, email to:

Meeting Location:

Mammen Family Public Library 131 Bulverde Crossing, Bulverde, TX 78163.



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