November 6 Forum to Address State Water Issues

Posted: November 1, 2010

For more information
Tammy Beutnagel, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, [830] 379-5822 or email

SEGUIN − The League of Women Voters (LWV) and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) are co-sponsoring a regional public forum, "State Water: What You Should Know, Part 1." The forum will be held 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the GBRA River Annex, 905 Nolan, in Seguin, TX. Another forum will be held in January with additional information offered.

The purpose of the forum is to address issues regarding the allocation of water in Texas. Experts will describe the state water plan, the Region L water plan, information from the Headwaters region in Kerr County, current state regulations that govern the sale and transfer of water rights by river authorities, and the permitting of water transfers by groundwater districts. Participants will also hear about upcoming legislation relating to water allocation.

Individuals from across the Guadalupe-Blanco watershed, from Kerrville to Victoria, are invited, and asked to RSVP no later than Nov 4. Space is limited. Participants will have the opportunity to talk to each other in small groups about how regional water practices impact the communities throughout the watershed.

Representatives of local Leagues in Wimberley Valley, Victoria, San Marcos, San Antonio, Kerrville, and Comal areas have planned this day-long event as part of the LWV mission to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government.

To participate in "State Water: What You Should Know," please contact Kathy Hunt at (361) 573-1317 or by Nov. 4. The cost will be $10, which includes a box lunch, refreshments, and handouts. An agenda and directions to the forum are posted on www.LWVTexas.org, on the local leagues' pages for Comal, San Antonio, San Marcos, Kerrville, Wimberley and Victoria.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The GBRA was established by the Texas Legislature in 1933 as a water conservation and reclamation district. GBRA provides stewardship for the water resources in its 10-county statutory district, which begins near the headwaters of the Guadalupe and Blanco rivers, ends at San Antonio Bay, and includes Kendall, Comal, Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Gonzales, DeWitt, Victoria, Calhoun and Refugio counties. The Mission of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority is to protect, conserve, reclaim and steward the resources of the 10-county district in order to ensure and promote quality of life for those served.

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