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CCA Texas Comments on Water Use Permit Application No: 17328 and Calls for Public Meeting

By March 14, 2024 March 19th, 2024 Uncategorized

CCA Texas has submitted comments to TCEQ on WRPERM 13728, requesting a public meeting. Please consider submitting public comment on this pending permit application as well and be sure to request a public meeting. Click here for the TCEQ online comment portal.

From Application no. 13728: “The Lavaca-Navidad River Authority (LNRA/Applicant) has applied for a water use permit (Permit) to construct and maintain a reservoir impounding 240 acre-feet of water on the Lavaca River, Lavaca River Basin, divert 96,022 acre-feet of water per year from a diversion reach on the Lavaca River for municipal, industrial, and mining purposes in Calhoun, Jackson, Matagorda, Wharton, and Victoria counties in the Lavaca River Basin and the Colorado-Lavaca and Lavaca-Guadalupe Coastal Basins, authorize use of the bed and banks of the Navidad River (Lake Texana) to convey the diverted water and/or store the diverted water in an off-channel reservoir, overdraft Lake Texana under specified conditions, authorize reuse of the water diverted and used under the permit and temporarily use 1,500 acre-feet of the authorized water for industrial purposes.”

“A public meeting will be held if the Executive Director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application.”

Note: “96,022 acre-feet of water per year” converted to gallons is over 31 billion gallons of water per year. The proposed 50,000 acre feet (16 million gallons) off-channel reservoir would be located on Keller Creek between two points identified as Latitude 28.887744°N, Longitude 96.618490°W and Latitude 28.876220°N, Longitude 96.611804°W in Jackson County.

Helpful Links

  • Click here to submit public comment on this pending permit application requesting a public meeting.
  • Click here to view the full application with corresponding figures.
  • Click here to view the draft permit.
  • Click here to view relevant maps and images from the application package.