Larry French, Director of the Groundwater Division of the Texas Water Development Board, will discuss Desired Future Conditions (DFCs), which are quantifiable conditions of an aquifer at a specified future time. Along with the Groundwater Division staff, French conducts basic research and monitoring of the characteristics and conditions of Texas’ aquifers.

French said he will talk about what DFCs are, how they are developed, who develops them and how they feed into decisions about groundwater availability. He will focus on DFCs that have been adopted by districts in Groundwater Management Area 12.

“The process to adopt DFCs is a public process and there is plenty of opportunity for citizen involvement,” French said. “DFCs undergo regular review and can change as our understanding of groundwater conditions improves and we see how the aquifer responds to pumping and recharge.”

For more information about the 2017 Milam & Burleson Counties Groundwater Summit, click here. The Summit is free and open to the public with lunch provided. It will be held at the Caldwell Civic Center at 103 TX-21 in Caldwell, Texas on August 16, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

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