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Water board grants LCRA reduced permit

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After three years of hearings and arguments disputing a permit to draw water from the aquifer in Bastrop County, the local groundwater board granted permission to pump a reduced amount.In fall 2018, landowners from Bastrop and Lee counties protested a permit application from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) to build wells in Bastrop County and pump 25,000 acre-feet, or about eight billion gallons, of groundwater per year from the Simsboro formation in the Carizzo-Wilcox aquifer.The Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District (LPGCD), which covers Bastrop and Lee counties, brought the case to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) to ...

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