2021 Regional Water Plan
Initially Prepared Plan
The Initially Prepared Plan is a draft of the 2021 Region M Water Plan for public review prior to the publication of the final plan in Spring of 2021.
Please send any comments to Debby Morales at the Lower Rio Grande Development Council, email@example.com with “Region M IPP Comments” in the subject line.
DRAFT Chapter 1: Planning Area Overview
DRAFT Chapter 2: Population and Water Demand Projections
DRAFT Chapter 3: Water Supplies
DRAFT Chapter 4: Water Needs
DRAFT Chapter 5.1-5.2: Water Management Strategy Evaluation
DRAFT Chapter 5.3 - Recommended WMS Evaluations
DRAFT Chapter 5.4 - Alternative WMS
DRAFT Chapter 6: Impacts of Plan
DRAFT Chapter 7 - Drought Management
DRAFT Chapter 8 - Unique Sites and Policy Recommendations
DRAFT Chapter 9 - Infrastructure Financing
DRAFT Chapter 10 - Public Participation
DRAFT Chapter 11 - Comparison to Previous Plan
DRAFT Executive Summary.pdf
2011 Regional Water Plan
2006 Regional Water Plan
2001 Regional Water Plan
|Region M 2011 RWP||Region M 2006 RWP||Region M 2001 RWP|
|Region M 2011 RWP Appendix 1||Region M 2006 RWP Appendices||Errata for Region M 2001 RWP|
|Region M 2011 RWP Appendix 2|
|Region M 2011 RWP Appendix 7|
|Errata #1 & #2 for Region M 2011 RWP|
|Amendment to the Region M 2011 Plan|
The regional water plans are updated every five years by the regional water planning groups, their technical consultants, and the Texas Water Development Board. Demand projections for seven categories of water users (municipal, industrial, livestock, irrigation, manufacturing, mining, and power generation) are developed for a 50-year planning horizon. The current supplies are described, and the planning group coordinates with cities and other stakeholders to plan the best ways to meet future water needs. The ‘bottom-up’ process relies on stakeholder involvement, and allows for the region to guide management of its own water resources.
The 2016 Rio Grande Regional Water Plan was prepared by the Rio Grande Regional Water Planning Group (Region M) and will be incorporated into the 2017 State Water Plan. Water projects requiring state approval and/or funding must be included in the regional plan.
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