Updating the 2015 Water Management Plan

LCRA is in the process of amending the 2015 Water Management Plan.

In 2018, LCRA held a series of meetings with LCRA customers and other interested groups to develop an amended plan. In December 2018, the LCRA Board of Directors approved changes to the plan.

On Feb. 28, 2019, LCRA staff submitted the application to amend the plan to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for approval. View the application. As part of its approval process, TCEQ is accepting comments from the public and has scheduled a public meeting for Oct. 24, 2019, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at TCEQ’s Austin offices, at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E, Room 201S.

Public comments may be submitted during the meeting; by mail to the Office of the Chief Clerk, TCEQ, MC 105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087; or online at https://www14.tceq.texas.gov/epic/eComment.

The proposed Water Management Plan amendment:

  • Maintains combined storage in lakes Buchanan and Travis above 600,000 acre-feet through a repeat of historic hydrology.
  • Includes hydrology through 2016.
  • Updates demands through 2025.
  • Meets firm demands without shortage through a repeat of historic hydrology.
  • Retains the current three-tier framework for interruptible agricultural curtailment that considers storage and inflow conditions, plus the use of a look-ahead test.
  • Includes provisions to protect environmental flows.

Here are documents pertaining to the update process:

Questions, comments and requests to join the email list for updates should be submitted to LCRAWMP@lcra.org.