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North Plains Groundwater Conservation District

Contact: Steven Walthour
General Manager
603 East 1st
Dumas, Texas 79029
Enabling/Major Legislation: Acts 1955, 54th R.S. ch 498, Section 1, Chapter 498, Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 869 (H.B. 2803), Sec. 1.04,General and Special Laws of Texas. Codified at Special District Local Laws Code Chapter 8887.
Link To Current Enabling Legislation:
Link To management Plan Or Instructions On Where To Find It:
Link To District Rules Or Instructions On Where To Find Them:
Number Of Counties: 8
Counties Covered: Dallam, Hartley, Moore, Sherman, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Hansford, Hutchison
Income Source: Both
GCD Population: 50 Thousand-100 Thousand
Community Type: Rural
Largest Use: Agricultural
Selection of Board Members: Elected
Number of Board Members: 7
GMAs: 1
Exempt Wells: domestic and livstock use on less than 10 acres;
Reporting Requirements: Yes
Reporting Frequency: Annual
Meter Requirements: Yes, all non exempt wells must have a flow meter or alternative measuring device
Spacing Requirements: See Chapter 3 Page 11 of the District rules Spacing is based on actual production capacity in normal operating conditons.
Production Limitations (Non-Exempt Wells): 1.5 acre/feet per acre for the number of acres owned up to 1600 acres
Do you have a well plugging program? Yes
Does your district offer any financial assistance or in kind services for plugging? No
Do you offer water quality testing? Yes
Do you have a newsletter? Yes
How can someone subscribe to your newsletter? via email, from website or call district
Do you offer educational outreach? Yes

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