At it’s September 13, 2022 Board Meeting, the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) Board voted to participate with the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) in a pilot program that will help to better understand and quantify the hydrologic and socioeconomic impacts to pumping driven by groundwater storage and use conditions. The Board received a presentation from Dr. Justin Thompson from the BEG, where Dr. Thompson requested the District’s participation in the innovative program which will create a user-friendly tool for performing evaluations. Participation does not require any District funding to the BEG, but does require an investment of time and attention by District personnel in completion of the work.
This program will be the first of its kind and will be useful across the State. This program combines user data, which includes pumping demands and cost to mitigate any issues to current wells, aquifer data, including Hydraulic Conductivity of the aquifer and other geometries, and well data, which includes screen interval, pump depth and well efficiency.
Participation in development of this new tool will give the District information on quantified changes in recoverability and operational thresholds with optimized remediation and socioeconomic impacts of changes with the Desired Future Conditions.