Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center

The Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center is located at 2805 N. Navarro St.

Groundwater conservation districts in Area 15 will have their annual joint meeting on Thursday for the public at the Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center.

Counties within Area 15 include Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria and Wharton.

All residents interested in planning for their resources are encouraged to attend.

“They are going to be looking at how much is being pumped in certain areas right now because in the next year they will be setting new standards for pumping,” said Merry Klonower, the Texas Water Development Board’s chief communications officer. “A lot of times land owners will know where certain pumping is taking place and have knowledge about what their well levels are doing, so they can provide valuable information to all of the districts in that area about where they live.”

Texas Water Code Chapter 36 requires districts to conduct joint planning and meet at least annually to review groundwater management plans, accomplishments and proposals to adopt new or amend existing desired future conditions for relevant aquifers.

Kali Venable is an investigative and environmental reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6558 or at kvenable@vicad.com.

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