The board of directors of the Hickory Underground Water Conservation District (HUWCD) met may 13 in Brady. Dealing with a lengthy agenda, the members reported on various activities conducted during the months of March and April. As reported by Consulting Manager Caroline Runge, these included a GMA 7 (Groundwater Management Area) joint meeting in Wall, April 16, a seminar in San Angelo, April 17, sponsored by West Texas Regional Groundwater Alliance.
Both events provided a great deal of information of use and interest not only to the scientific community but area ranchers, industries and individuals. Of particular note, on May 21, there was a GMA 7 meeting at the Central Electric Co-Op, located at 386 Friendship Lane in Fredricksburg. It was held to take comments on the Hickory, Ellenburger-San Saba, Lipan, Dockum and Ogallala proposed Desired Future Conditions. This was done with a view toward voting on these DFC's at a June meeting. The GMA 7 districts will vote on declaring the following aquifers irrelevant; Blain, Captain Reef, Igneous, Marble Falls, Rustler and Seymour. This action means ther is no permitted production, marking it necessary to develop DFC's. Also, the Dockum and Lipan aquifers will be declared irrelevant outside the Lipan-Kickapoo, Lone Wolf and Wes-Tex districts.
The current officerrs were returned to duty with the administration of the oath of office. They are: Owen Parks (San Saba), President; Bill Sloan (San Saba), Vice-President; and Bert Striegler (Rochelle), Secretary. Sierra Murray, a student at Rochelle, has expressed interest in attending the district's youth water camp. She submitted an essay for a scholarship. The board meets monthly and is open to the public. Notice is posted at the McCulloch County Courthouse and at the front entrance of the HUWCD, 111 E. Main, St., Brady, Texas.