Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, circa 1541
Zebulan Pike1806
Stephen H. Long 1822
Randolph Barnes Marcy circa 1849
Windmills
John McDonald 1910 Hereford
Mahlon E. Layne1902
groundwater use in Texas (1937 to 2003)
RESERVOIR CONSERVATION STORAGE DATA
Reservoir Conditions                                     Reservoir *Current Contents   Change from      Meredith 0% (0%,-1...
Lake Meredith…
“Lake” Meredith…
Here a plan, there a plan,        everywhere a plan plan!•   Regional water plans•   State water plan•   Water conservatio...
What can we do?
What can we do?                           Water                       Management                       Strategies for     ...
Ratepayers:    • Conserve water       • Fixtures       • Urban irrigation    • Support efforts for secure water       • (i...
Industry & Institutional:    • Conserve water       • Improve efficiency       • Reuse?    • Support efforts for secure wa...
Water providers:    • Implement water plan (don’t hesita       • Build projects       • Conserve water    • Conjunctive us...
Producers:  • Conserve water     • Increase irrigation efficiency     • Increase irrigation conservation        • Ag Demo ...
Unmet needs…• 2,500,000 acre-feet of unmet  needs in 2060                   Unmet  • 2,460,000 acre-feet from    irrigatio...
North AmericanWater and PowerAlliance1965
R.W. Beck& Associates1967
Texas WaterDevelopmentBoard1968
U.S. Army Corpsof Engineers1982
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories 2009
Producers:  • Conserve water     • Increase irrigation efficiency     • Increase irrigation conservation        • Ag Demo ...
Panhandle water or panhandling for water
Panhandle water or panhandling for water
Panhandle water or panhandling for water
Panhandle water or panhandling for water
Panhandle water or panhandling for water
Panhandle water or panhandling for water
Panhandle water or panhandling for water
Panhandle water or panhandling for water
Panhandle water or panhandling for water
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Dr Robert Mace - PowerPoint Presentation from the Panhandle Groundwater Conservation Districts Inaugural Texas Panhandle Water Conservation Symposium

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  1. 1. Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, circa 1541
  2. 2. Zebulan Pike1806
  3. 3. Stephen H. Long 1822
  4. 4. Randolph Barnes Marcy circa 1849
  5. 5. Windmills
  6. 6. John McDonald 1910 Hereford
  7. 7. Mahlon E. Layne1902
  8. 8. groundwater use in Texas (1937 to 2003)
  9. 9. RESERVOIR CONSERVATION STORAGE DATA
  10. 10. Reservoir Conditions Reservoir *Current Contents Change from Meredith 0% (0%,-1%) Name as a % of Capacity (Last Month, Last Year) Lavon 52% (+4%,-24%) Elephant Butte 15% (+3%,-7%) Toledo Bend 63% (+4%,-7%) O.H. Ivie18% (-1%,-15%) Amistad 81% (-2%, -19%) Travis 35% (0%,-43%) * Reservoirs showing 0% contents may have water available in dead pool End of December 2011
  11. 11. Lake Meredith…
  12. 12. “Lake” Meredith…
  13. 13. Here a plan, there a plan, everywhere a plan plan!• Regional water plans• State water plan• Water conservation plans• Drought contingency plans• Drought preparedness plan• State emergency management plan
  14. 14. What can we do?
  15. 15. What can we do? Water Management Strategies for 2060 data from the 2011 regional water plans summary
  16. 16. Ratepayers: • Conserve water • Fixtures • Urban irrigation • Support efforts for secure water • (i.e., higher rates) • Ask about plans
  17. 17. Industry & Institutional: • Conserve water • Improve efficiency • Reuse? • Support efforts for secure water • (i.e., higher rates) • Ask about plans
  18. 18. Water providers: • Implement water plan (don’t hesita • Build projects • Conserve water • Conjunctive use • Surface water & groundwater • Reuse • Desalination • Ask “What if?” questions • Update plans
  19. 19. Producers: • Conserve water • Increase irrigation efficiency • Increase irrigation conservation • Ag Demo projects • Drought tolerant crops • Support efforts to secure water • Support efforts to conserve water
  20. 20. Unmet needs…• 2,500,000 acre-feet of unmet needs in 2060 Unmet • 2,460,000 acre-feet from irrigation • 2,100,000 acre-feet from Ogallala Aquifer USGS
  21. 21. North AmericanWater and PowerAlliance1965
  22. 22. R.W. Beck& Associates1967
  23. 23. Texas WaterDevelopmentBoard1968
  24. 24. U.S. Army Corpsof Engineers1982
  25. 25. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories 2009
  26. 26. Producers: • Conserve water • Increase irrigation efficiency • Increase irrigation conservation • Ag Demo projects • Drought tolerant crops • Support efforts to secure water • Support efforts to conserve water
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