Plateau Water

Planning Group



Regional Water Planning Areas Map


PWPG "Region J" Map



Related Links:


TWDB Region J Webpage


Major Aquifers of Texas


Minor Aquifers of Texas


Groundwater Conservation Districts and Groundwater Management Areas


Groundwater Level Measurement Locations


Texas Water Conservation Advisory Council


State Water Plan


Interactive State Water Plan


Water Resources and Planning Information


Regional Water Planning Working Timeline  


Regional Water Planning Groups Meeting Schedule


Water Development

Plateau Water Planning Group (Region J)

Planning Purpose and Process

In response to the drought of the 1950s and in recognition of the need to plan for the future, the legislature created the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to develop water supplies and prepare plans to meet the state's future water needs.  In 1997, the legislature established a new water planning process coordinated by 16 planning groups, one for each regional water planning area (map).  The planning groups are each made up of about 20 members and represent a variety of interests.  The planning groups conduct all functions at open meetings in an open and participatory manner.


The ongoing work of the regional water planning process consists of seven tasks:


Once the planning group adopts their regional water plan, the plan is sent to TWDB for approval, who then compiles information from the approved regional water plans and other sources to develop the state water plan.


The Plateau Water Planning Region stretches from the Central Texas Hill Country westward to the Rio Grande and consists of Bandera, Edwards, Kerr, Kinney, Real and Val Verde counties (map). 

PWPG Members

Current Membership Information

Vacancy Notice - Municipalities


PWPG Meeting Schedule and Agenda

Regular Meeting Bandera July 27, 2017

Regular Meeting Del Rio February 23, 2017


PWPG Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting October 19, 2016

Archive Minutes 4th Planning Cycle March 2011 - April 2016

Archive Minutes 1998-2010


Fifth Cycle of Regional Water Planning Documents

Grant Funding Notice of Application

Current Planning Cycle Working Documents


2016 Plateau Region Water Plan

Prepared January 2016

Reference material for Ch. 7: Model Drought Contingency Plans 


2011 Plateau Region Water Plan 

Prepared January 2011


2006 Plateau Region Water Plan

Prepared January 5, 2006

2006 Plan Appendix


Plateau Region Reports