Wintergarden Groundwater

Conservation District

The mission of the Wintergarden Groundwater Conservation District (District) is to conserve, preserve and protect groundwater, as well as to prevent waste of groundwater. The jurisdiction of the District covers Dimmit, La Salle, and Zavala counties. The District follows a publicly developed and state-approved Management Plan to achieve this mission.

The District has completed extensive technical and policy studies to better understand the source(s) and extent of its groundwater resources. Knowing the science of the aquifer is fundamental to the task of managing this critically important resource. The District has worked with Southwest Research Institute (SWRI), Texas A&M University-Texas AgriLife Extension, and the United States Geological Society (USGS) to research our aquifer. The principal aquifers within the District include the Sparta, Queen City, Carrizo-Wilcox, and Yegua-Jackson. The Carrizo Sand portion of the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer is the primary source of water in Dimmit, La Salle, and Zavala counties supplying large quantities of water to wells throughout the District. The primary use of Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer groundwater within the District is for irrigation, municipal use, and oil and gas activities.

The primary objectives and responsibilities of the District are Education; Brush Control; Rainwater Harvesting; Recharge of the Aquifers; Water Quality of the Aquifers; Water Level Monitoring; Water Quality Sampling; Water Well Metering; and Water Well Plugging.

WGCD December 13, 2023 Public Hearing Notice
for Proposed Changes to the District Rules

The Board of Directors of the Wintergarden Groundwater Conservation District (the “District”) will hold a Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to the District Rules on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. at the District Office, 2881 Hwy. 277, Carrizo Springs, Texas. The Public Hearing will be held in conjunction with the District’s regular monthly meeting. The hearing is being held pursuant to Chapter 36 of the Texas Water Code and Chapter 18 of the District Rules to consider proposed changes to the District Rules to incorporate new laws recently enacted by the Texas Legislature and to consider other changes to facilitate the District’s management of groundwater in its jurisdiction.

The subject of the rulemaking hearing is for the District Board to obtain information and comments relating to the proposed rules. A draft copy of the proposed rule changes can be viewed on the District’s website,, or copies are available at the District office at 2881 Hwy. 277 West, Carrizo Springs, Texas. Any questions about the scheduled Public Hearing can be directed to the District office via email or via telephone 830-876-3801.

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Conservation District

Contact Us

Debbie Farmer, General Manager

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 1433 | Carrizo Springs, TX 78834

Physical Address:
2881 Hwy. 277 West | Carrizo Springs, TX 78834

Phone: 830-876-3801
Fax: 830-876-3782

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