Wintergarden Groundwater

Conservation District



The mission of the Wintergarden Groundwater Conservation District (WGCD) 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 Aquifer; Salt Water Disposal/Injection Well Oversight; Water Level Monitoring; Water Quality Sampling; Water Well Metering; and Water Well Plugging.

Wintergarden Groundwater Conservation District Notice of Public Hearing on Permit Applications

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 36.404(c) of the Texas Water Code and the Wintergarden Groundwater Conservation District (the District) Official Rule 13.6 that the Board of Directors of the District will conduct a public hearing on permit applications at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at the District Office located at 2881 Hwy. 277 West, Carrizo Springs, Texas 78834.

The public hearing will be to consider and take action on two (2) applications by Catarina Ranch, LP., 227 W. Olmos Drive, San Antonio, TX 78212. The applications are (1.) application for water well permit for Stoner Well to be located at 28º 25’ 04.8” N., -99º 40’ 13.1” W. in Dimmit County for the purpose of supplementing water to ponds for wildlife, livestock, and industrial (supplying water to the oil and gas industry); and (2.) application for water well permit for Harrison Lake Well to be located at 28º 25’ 38” N., -99º 36’ 57” W. in Dimmit County for the purpose of supplementing water to ponds for wildlife, livestock, and industrial (supplying water to the oil and gas industry.) The requested amount of production from each well is 525 acre feet annually from the Carrizo Aquifer.

For additional information about the applications, please contact the Wintergarden Groundwater Conservation District, P. O. Box 1433, Carrizo Springs, TX 78834; telephone 830-876-3801; Fax 830-876- 3782; or email wgcd@wgcd.net.

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Wintergarden
Groundwater

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

Fax: 830-876-3782
Email: wgcd@wgcd.net

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