MPGCD puts extensions into effect


The Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors held their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 12. The board put much attention to the agenda item regarding the District’s intent to hold an Oct. 17 hearing on proposed rules intended to establish acceptable aquifer level fluctuations and thresholds for pro rata cutbacks in Management Zone 1 when Edwards-Trinity aquifer levels decline in certain monitoring wells.

The agenda item includes previous public comment and briefing between Cockrell Investments Partners, L.P. and FSHLP.

After some deliberation, the board approved an extension of 60 days for the monitor well agreement and an end-of-year deadline for installation of equipment.

In other business, the board reviewed an application to amend a production permit for Bay Fresh Oyster Co., Inc.

General Manager Ty Edwards explained that Bay Fresh Oyster operates an indoor fish farming facility, and pointed out that construction of a new building was also in works for the property.

After giving a brief on the company, Edwards recommended the installation of water meters for both wells on the property. The company agreed on the meter suggestion, and the item to amend the production permit was approved.