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Table of Contents Panhandle Water Plan Chapter No. Executive Summary Chapter 1 1.1 1.2 1.3

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Planning Area Description Introduction Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 2 Regional Water Planning Area 1.3.1 Population 1.3.2 Economic Activities 1.3.3 Climate Wholesale Water Providers 1.4.1 Canadian River Municipal Water Authority 1.4.2 City of Amarillo 1.4.3 City of Borger 1.4.4 City of Cactus 1.4.5 Mesa Water, Inc. 1.4.6 Greenbelt Municipal and Industrial Water Authority 1.4.7 Palo Duro River Authority Sources of Water 1.5.1 Groundwater Regulation 1.5.2 Aquifers 1.5.3 Springs 1.5.4 Surface Water Current Water Users and Demand Centers 1.6.1 Municipal Use 1.6.2 Industrial Use 1.6.3 Agricultural Use Natural Resources 1.7.1 Natural Region 1.7.2 Regional Vegetation 1.7.3 Regional Geology 1.7.4 Mined Resources 1.7.5 Soils 1.7.6 Wetlands 1.7.7 Aquatic Resources 1.7.8 Wildlife Resources Threats and Constraints to Water Supply 1.8.1 Water Loss and Water Audit 1.8.2 Drought Contingency 1.8.3 Drought Response Existing Programs and Goals 1.9.1 Federal Programs

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1.9.2 Interstate Programs 1.9.3 State Programs 1.9.4 Local Programs Special Studies Conducted During First Biennium

Chapter 2 2.1

Review and Revision of Population and Water Demand Projections Projected Population and Water Demand for the Region 2.1.1 Population 2.2 Historical Water Use and Projected Water Demands 2.2.1 Municipal Water Demands 2.2.2 Industrial Water Demands 2.2.3 Agricultural Water Demands 2.3 Wholesale Water Providers 2.3.1 City of Amarillo 2.3.2 Greenbelt Municipal and Industrial Water Authority 2.3.3 Canadian River Municipal Water Authority 2.3.4 City of Borger 2.3.3 City of Cactus TWDB Population and Demand Projections

Chapter 3 3.1

3.2

3.3

Chapter 4 4.1 4.2 4.3

Water Supply Analysis Evaluation of Regional Water Supplies 3.1.1 Groundwater Supplies 3.1.2 Refinements to Northern Ogallala GAM 3.1.3 Water Supply Reservoirs 3.1.4 Lake Meredith Study 3.1.5 Run of the River Supplies 3.1.6 Other Potential Surface Water Sources 3.1.7 Reuse Supplies 3.1.8 Local Supplies 3.1.9 Summary of Water Supplies in the PWPA Currently Available Supplies to Water User Groups 3.2.1 Allocation of Ogallala Aquifer Supplies 3.2.2 Imports and Exports 3.2.3 Summary of Available Supplies to Water User Groups Water Supply and Demand Summary 3.3.1 Identified Shortages for the PWPA 3.3.2 Conclusions

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2-2 2-3 2-5 2-8 2-10 2-14 2-18 2-19 2-19 2-20 2-21 2-22 2-23

3-2 3-3 3-12 3-16 3-21 3-24 3-25 3-29 3-29 3-30 3-32 3-32 3-36 3-37 3-40 3-46 3-48

Identification, Evaluation, and Selection of Water Management Strategies Based on Needs Regional Shortages 4-2 Evaluation Procedures 4-3 Strategy Development Assumptions 4-8 4.3.1 Strategy Costs 4-8 4.3.2 Conservation 4-8


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4.5

4.6 4.7

4.8

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Municipal Shortages 4.4.1 Amarillo 4.4.2 Borger 4.4.3 Cactus 4.4.4 Canyon 4.4.5 Dumas 4.4.6 Gruver 4.4.7 Lefors 4.4.8 Memphis 4.4.9 Panhandle 4.4.10 Perryton 4.4.11 Spearman 4.4.12 Sunray 4.4.13 Texline 4.4.14 Wheeler 4.4.15 County-Other, Moore County 4.4.16 County-Other, Potter County 4.4.17 County-Other, Randall County 4.4.18 County-Other, Hall County Manufacturing Shortages 4.5.1 Hutchinson County 4.5.2 Moore County 4.5.3 Potter County Steam Electric Power Shortages 4.6.1 Moore County Irrigation Shortages 4.7.1 Overview Analysis of Agricultural Water Conservation Strategies Description of Irrigation Strategies 4.8.1 Methodology 4.8.2 Results 4.8.3 Dallam County: Irrigation Shortages and Water Savings from Conservation Strategies 4.8.4 Hansford County: Irrigation Shortages and Water Savings from Conservation Strategies 4.8.5 Hartley County: Irrigation Shortages and Water Savings from Conservation Strategies 4.8.6 Hutchinson County: Irrigation Shortages and Water Savings from Conservation Strategies 4.8.7 Moore County: Irrigation Shortages and Water Savings from Conservation 4.8.8 Sherman County: Irrigation Shortages and Water Savings from Conservation 4.8.9 Summary of Irrigation Conservation Strategies 4.8.10 Additional Irrigation Supply from Groundwater Wells Wholesale Water Providers

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4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 Chapter 5

5.1 5.2

5.3 5.4 5.5 Chapter 6 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4

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6.6

4.9.1 Canadian River Municipal Water Authority 4.9.2 City of Amarillo 4.9.3 City of Borger 4.9.4 City of Cactus 4.9.5 Greenbelt Municipal and Industrial Water Authority 4.9.6 Mesa Water, Inc. 4.9.7 Palo Duro River Authority Water Transfer and Water Marketing Companies Brush Control Summary of Recommended Water Management Strategies Socioeconomic Impact of Not Meeting Shortages

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Impacts of Selected Water Management Strategies on Key Parameters of Water Quality and Impacts of Moving Water from Rural and Agricultural Areas Introduction 5-2 Water Quality Standards 5-2 5.2.1 Surface Water Quality 5-3 5.2.2 Groundwater Quality 5-7 Water Quality Issues 5-19 5.3.1 Urban Runoff 5-20 Water Quality Impacts of Implementing Water Management Strategies 5-20 Impacts of Moving Water From Agricultural Areas 5-21 Water Conservation and Drought Management Recommendations Introduction Agricultural Conservation Water Conservation Plans Groundwater Conservation Districts 6.4.1 Mesquite Groundwater Conservation District (Mesquite GCD) 6.4.2 Hemphill County Underground Water Conservation District 6.4.3 North Plains Groundwater Conservation District No. 2 6.4.4 The High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1 6.4.5 Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District 6.4.6 Gateway Groundwater Conservation District (Gateway GCD) Water Conservation Management Plans and Drought Contingency Plans 6.5.1 Drought Contingency Plans 6.5.2 Regional Drought Triggers Water Conservation Recommendations 6.6.1 Water-Saving Plumbing Fixture Program

6-2 6-5 6-7 6-9 6-9 6-10 6-11 6-13 6-14 6-14 6-15 6-15 6-15 6-24 6-24


6.7 Chapter 7

7.1 7.2

7.3 7.4

7.5

Chapter 8 8.1 8.2 8.3

8.4

6.6.2 Water Conservation Best Management Practices 6.6.3 Water Conservation Tips Model Water Conservation Plan

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Description of How the Regional Water Plan is Consistent With Long-term Protection of the State’s Water Resources, Agricultural Resources, and Natural Resources Introduction 7-2 Water Resources within the Panhandle Water Planning Area 7-2 7.2.1 Red River Basin 7-2 7.2.2 Canadian River Basin 7-3 Agricultural Resources within the Panhandle Water Planning Area 7-3 Natural Resources within the Panhandle Water Planning Area 7-3 7.4.1 Threatened and Endangered Species 7-3 7.4.2 Parks and Public Lands 7-4 Impacts of Water management Strategies on Other Water Resources 7-4 Unique Stream Segments, Reservoir Sites, and Legislative Recommendations for the Panhandle Water Planning Area Unique Stream Segments Sites of Unique Value for the Construction of Reservoir Legislative Recommendations 8.3.1 Regulatory Issues 8.3.2 Legislative Issues Recommendations for Future State Water Plans

8-2 8-4 8-5 8-6 8-6 8-7

Chapter 9

Report to Legislature on Water Infrastructure Funding Recommendations

Chapter 10

Plan Adoption and Public Participation

Bibliography

http://panhandlewater.org/2011_draft_plan/Main_Report/TOC_3-1-10  

http://panhandlewater.org/2011_draft_plan/Main_Report/TOC_3-1-10.pdf

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