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Water board postpones decision on LCRA wells

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After another round of discussions among the conflicting parties, the local board governing groundwater will continue their hearing again on a controversial groundwater hearing at a later date. In fall 2018, landowners from Bastrop and Lee counties protested a permit application from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) to pump 25,000 acre-feet, or about eight billion gallons, of groundwater 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 make a recommendation. The administrative law judges heard the cases ...

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