Initial Scope of Work

 INTRODUCTION

The initial scope of work was adopted from the RWP generic scope document developed by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and modified to fit the Region K application.  The detailed scope of work will be developed at a later point in the project using the individual “TASKS” developed by the TWDB and developing “SUBTASKS”, including new developments since the last planning round that are related to water supply development within Region K.

Task 1- Planning Area Description

(to be scoped, budgeted and incorporated by amendment into the contract at later date)

 

Table 1: Estimated Minimum Count of Water User Groups (WUGs) and Wholesale Water Providers (WWPs) that Must be Planned for in the

2016 Regional Water Plans[1]

Region

Municipal and County-other WUGs

WWPs

Non population- related WUGs

WUGs with needs

A

71

7

95

28

B

44

2

49

12

C

357

37

97

349

D

211

16

108

48

E

25

3

24

12

F

97

7

137

62

G

308

19

187

128

H

337

24

130

330

I

182

16

108

76

J

24

1

32

2

K

129

2

102

92

L

212

7

145

124

M

87

24

47

80

N

58

4

55

21

O

87

3

102

71

P

15

1

23

3

 

Task 2A – NON-Population RELATED Water Demand Projections[2]

TWDB staff, in conjunction with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), and Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will prepare draft water demand projections for all water demands unrelated to population (e.g. mining, manufacturing, irrigation, steam electric power, and livestock) with specific attention to updated mining water demand projections to be provided by the TWDB.  TWDB staff will update water demand projections for all associated Water User Groups (WUGs) and provide them to RWPGs for their review and input.  All projections will be extended through 2070.

RWPGs will then review the draft projections and may provide input to TWDB or request specific changes to the projections from TWDB.  If adequate justification is provided by the RWPGs to TWDB, water demand projections may be revised by the TWDB.  Once RWPG input and revision requests are considered, final water demand projections will be adopted by the TWDB’s governing board.  The adopted projections will then be provided to RWPGs.  RWPGs must use the Board-adopted projections when preparing their regional water plans.

TWDB will directly populate the online planning database with all WUG-level projections and make related changes to the online planning database if revisions are made.

This task includes, but is not limited to, performing all work in accordance with TWDB rules and guidance required to:

  1. Receive and make publicly available the draft water demand projections provided by TWDB.
  2. Evaluate draft water demand projections provided by TWDB.
  3. Provide detailed feedback to TWDB on water demand projections, as necessary, including justification and documentation supporting suggested changes.
  4. Review comments received by local entities and the public for compliance with TWDB requirements and incorporate changes which meet TWDB conditions for changes into revision requests to TWDB.
  5. Prepare and submit numerical requests for revisions, in table format in accordance with TWDB guidance, of draft water demand projections, and process such requests based on, for example, requests from local entities within the region.  The RWPG and/or local entities may provide required documentation and justification of requested revisions.
  6. Communicate and/or meet with TWDB staff and/or local entities requesting revisions, as necessary.
  7. Assist TWDB, as necessary, in resolving final allocations of water demands to water user groups to conform with any control totals defined by TWDB, for example, by county and/or region.
  8. Prepare water demand projection summaries for WUGs using final, adopted projections to be provided by the TWDB, as necessary.
  9. Modify any associated water demand projections for Wholesale Water Providers (WWPs), as necessary based on final, adopted projections.

10. Review and confirm the accuracy of the TWDB DB17 Non-Population Water Demand Related[3] report from the online planning database (DB17) and incorporate this planning database report into the Technical Memorandum and draft and final regional water plans (labeled as such and with source reference).

11. Modify any aggregated water demand summaries, for example, for Wholesale Water Providers (WWPs) or irrigation districts, accordingly incorporate this planning database report into the Technical Memorandum and draft and final regional water plans (labeled as such and with source reference).

12. Update WWP contractual obligations and WUG ‘seller’ obligations to supply water to other entities and report this information along with projected demands including within the online planning database and within any planning memorandums or reports, as appropriate.

13. Complete and update required data elements within the online planning database (DB17). [4]

 

Task 2B – Population and population-related Water Demand Projections[5]

TWDB staff, in conjunction with the TCEQ, TPWD, and TDA will prepare draft population and associated water demand projections for all population-related water user groups in the 2016 Regional Water Plan (2016RWP) using data from the recent 2010 Census.  TWDB staff will update population and associated water demand projections for all Water User Groups (WUGs) and provide them to RWPGs for their review and input.  All projections will be extended through 2070.

RWPGs will then review the draft projections and may provide input to TWDB or request specific changes to the projections from TWDB.  If adequate justification is provided by the RWPGs to TWDB, population and/or water demand projections may be revised by the TWDB.  Once RWPG input and revision requests are considered, final population and associated water demand projections will be adopted by the TWDB. The adopted projections will then be provided to RWPGs.  RWPGs must use the Board-adopted projections when preparing their regional water plans.

TWDB will directly populate the online planning database with all WUG-level projections and make related changes to the online planning database if revisions are made. 

This task includes, but is not limited to, performing all work in accordance with TWDB rules and guidance required to:

  1. Receive and make publicly available the draft population and associated water demand projections provided by TWDB.
  2. Evaluate draft population and associated water demand projections provided by TWDB.
  3. Provide detailed feedback to TWDB on both population and associated water demand projections, as necessary, including justification and documentation supporting suggested changes.
  4. Review comments received by local entities and the public for compliance with TWDB requirements and incorporate changes which meet TWDB conditions for changes into revision requests to TWDB.
  5. Prepare and submit numerical requests, in table format in accordance with TWDB guidance, for revisions of draft population and/or water demand projections, and process such requests based on, for example, requests from local entities within the region.  The RWPG and/or local entities may provide required documentation and justification of requested revisions.
  6. Communicate and/or meet with TWDB staff and/or local entities requesting revisions, as necessary.
  7. Assist TWDB, as necessary, in resolving final allocations of population and water demands to water user groups to conform with any control totals defined by TWDB, for example, by county and/or region.
  8. Prepare population and water demand projection summaries for WUGs using final, adopted projections to be provided by the TWDB, as necessary for presentation in documents.
  9. Consider and include in all appropriate planning documents the projections of population and associated water demands for any new WUGs to be provided by the TWDB.

10. Modify any associated water demand projections for WWPs, as necessary based on final, adopted projections.

11. Review and confirm the accuracy of the TWDB DB17 Population and associated TWDB DB17 Non-population Water Demand reports from the online planning database (DB17)[6] and incorporate these planning database reports into the Technical Memorandum and draft and final regional water plans (labeled as such and with source reference).

12. Modify any aggregated water demand summaries, for example, for Wholesale Water Providers (WWPs), accordingly and present in planning documents.

13. Update WWP contractual obligations and WUG ‘seller’ obligations to supply water to other entities and report this information along with projected demands including within the online planning database and within any planning memorandums or reports, as appropriate.

14. Complete and update required data elements within the online planning database (DB17).[7] 

 

Task 3 – Water Supply Analyses[8]

This task involves updating or adding: a) groundwater, surface water, reuse, and other water source availability estimates, and b) existing WUG and WWP water supplies that were included in the 2011 Regional Water Plan, in accordance with methodology described in Section 3 of the General Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Development for estimating surface water, groundwater, systems, reuse, and other supplies during drought of record conditions.  All water availability and water supply estimates will be extended through 2070.

This task includes performing all work in accordance with TWDB rules and guidance required to:

I)  Estimate a) Surface Water Availability and b) Existing WUG and WWP Surface Water Supplies:

  1. Select hydrologic assumptions, models, and operational procedures for modeling the region’s river basins and reservoirs using Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Water Availability Models (WAMs) in a manner appropriate for assessment of current surface water supply and regional water planning purposes.  Reservoir systems[9] and their yields will be modeled in accordance with the General Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Development.
  2. Obtain TWDB Executive Administrator approval of hydrologic assumptions or models and for any variations from modeling requirements in the General Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Development.
  3. As necessary and appropriate, modify or update associated WAMs or other models to reflect recent changes to permits, transfers, legal requirements, new water rights, and/or specified operational requirements.
  4. Assign available water supplies, as appropriate, to WUGs and WWPs including conducting demand analyses for WWPs.
  5. Take into account Senate Bill 3 (SB3) environmental flow process recommendations and associated TCEQ rules (e.g. flows set-asides) within models and availability and existing water supply estimates; and, in locations without completed SB3 rules, other local studies or the environmental consensus criteria per Section 4.2 of the General Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Development.
  6. Apply the TCEQ WAMs, as modified and approved by TWDB, and/or other appropriate models to quantify firm yield for major reservoirs, reservoir systems, and firm diversion for run-of-river water rights, as determined on at least a monthly time-step basis.  Reservoir firm yield will be quantified based on the most recent measured capacity and estimated capacity in year 2070.
  7. Compile TCEQ Water System Data Reports[10] for municipal WUGs that use surface water and identify any physical constraints limiting existing water supplies to WUGs and/or WWPs.  Limitations to be considered based on delivering treated water to WUGs.  Other information that the RWPGs collect, for example, survey results, may be included in the evaluation of infrastructure capacity or limitations in delivering treated water to WUGs.
  8. Take into consideration the recommendations of the SB3 environmental flows process and any resulting TCEQ rules or flow set-asides.
  9. Update information on WWP contractual obligations and WUG ‘seller’ obligations to supply water to other entities including within the online planning database.[11]  Unless the RWPG considers it unlikely that a specific contract will be renewed, water supplies based on contractual agreements will be assumed to renew at the contract termination date, for example, if the contract provides for renewal or extensions.  Report this information within any planning memorandums or reports, as appropriate.

10. Based on the water availability, existing infrastructure, and associated physical and legal limitations, determine the existing surface water supply available from each surface water source to each WUG and WWP (including newly identified WUGs and WWPs) during a drought of record based on source water availability, infrastructure capacity, legal constraints, and/or operational limitations.

11. Complete and update all required data elements for TWDB online planning database DB17 through the web interface.[12]

 

Compile firm yield and diversion information by Source, WUG, WWP, county, river basin, and planning region as necessary to obtain decadal estimates of existing surface water supply throughout the planning period.  This will be facilitated by TWDB DB17 Water Source Availability and associated TWDB DB17 WUG and WWP Existing Water Supply reports using data provided by RWPGs and made available to all RWPGs through the online planning database interface.

12. Review, confirm the accuracy of, and incorporate the required associated planning database reports directly into the Technical Memorandum and draft and final regional water plans under Task 4C (labeled as such and with source reference).

 

II)  Estimate a) Groundwater Availability and b) Existing WUG and WWP Groundwater Supplies: 

Obtain and review the Total Pumping[13] annual volumes that are developed by TWDB based on the Desired Future Conditions adopted by Groundwater Management Areas (GMAs).  Total Pumping annual volumes for each aquifer will be available from TWDB through the online planning database interface, split into discrete geographic-aquifer units by: Aquifer; County; River Basin; Region; and, where applicable, additionally by Groundwater Conservation District (GCD).

  1. In areas that were not considered in the DFC process and therefore do not have Total Pumping annual volumes but have ‘local’ groundwater supplies or minor aquifers, develop estimates according to the General Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Development.
  2. Consider the impacts of the available Total Pumping annual volumes on the regional water plan including how it impacts: existing water supplies; identified water needs; and water management strategies that were recommended in the 2011 regional water plan.
  1. In areas with Groundwater Conservation District (GCDs), obtain GCD Management Plans and GCD information to be considered when estimating existing supplies and water management strategies under future tasks.
  1. Assign available, water supplies, as appropriate, to WUGs and WWPs including conducting demand analyses for WWPs.
  2. Select hydrologic and other assumptions for distribution of available groundwater for potential future use by WUGs (e.g. via a pro-rationing policy) as either existing supply or as part of water management strategies including based on models and operational procedures appropriate for assessment of water supply and regional water planning purposes.
  3. Compile TCEQ Water System Data Reports[14] for municipal Water User Groups using groundwater and identify any physical constraints limiting existing water supplies to WUGs and/or WWPs.  Limitations to be considered based on delivering treated water to WUGs.  Other information that the RWPGs collect, for example, survey results, may be included in the evaluation of infrastructure capacity or limitations in delivering treated water to WUGs.
  4. Update information on WWP contractual obligations and WUG ‘seller’ obligations to supply water to other entities including within the online planning database.  Unless the RWPG considers it unlikely that a specific contract will be renewed, water supplies based on contractual agreements will be assumed to renew at the contract termination date, for example, if the contract provides for renewal or extensions.  Report this information within any planning memorandums or reports, as appropriate.
  5. Compile and/or update information regarding acquisitions of groundwater rights, for example, for transfer to municipal use, and account for same in the assessment of both availability and existing groundwater supplies.
  6. Based on the water availability, existing infrastructure, and associated physical and legal limitations, determine the existing groundwater supply available from each water source to each WUG and WWP (including newly identified WUGs and WWPs) during a drought of record based on water availability, infrastructure capacity, legal constraints, and/or operational limitations.
  7. Complete and update all required data elements for TWDB online planning database DB17 through the web interface.[15]
  8. Compile groundwater availability information by Source, Water User Group, Wholesale Water Provider, county, river basin, and planning region as necessary to obtain decadal estimates of supply throughout the planning period. This will be facilitated by TWDB DB17 Water Source Availability and associated TWDB DB17 WUG and WWP Existing Water Supply reports using data provided by RWPGs and made available to all RWPGs.

 

III)  Estimate System, Reuse, and Other Types of Existing Supplies

Systems, Reuse, and Other Water Supplies

  1. Integrate firm water supplies for WUGs using a system of supply sources (e.g., surface water, storage, and groundwater).
  2. Research and quantify existing supplies and commitments of treated effluent through direct and indirect reuse.
  3. Compile systems, reuse, and other availability information by Source, Water User Group, Wholesale Water Provider, county, river basin, and planning region as necessary to obtain decadal estimates of supply throughout the planning period.
  4. Assign available water supplies, as appropriate, to WUGs and WWPs including conducting demand analyses for WWPs.
  5. Identify and re-categorize existing sources in the online planning database to extract unique sources.  In addition to surface water, groundwater, and reuse, for example, clarify the source types in the online planning database to separate out and re-label other specific water sources such as desalinated groundwater or desalinated surface water and any other supply types that are connected supplies.
  6. Review and confirm the accuracy of the TWDB DB17 Availability and associated TWDB DB17 Existing Water Supply reports from the online planning database (DB17) and incorporate these planning database reports directly into the Technical Memorandum and other planning documents (labeled as such and with source reference).
  7. Identify any physical constraints limiting these existing water supplies to WUGs and/or WWPs including based on TCEQ Water System Data Reports[16].  Limitations to be considered based on delivering treated water to WUGs.  Other information that the RWPGs collect, for example, survey results, may be included in the evaluation of infrastructure capacity or limitations in delivering treated water to WUGs.
  8. Update information on WWP contractual obligations and WUG ‘seller’ obligations to supply water to other entities including within the online planning database.  Unless the RWPG considers it unlikely that a specific contract will be renewed, water supplies based on contractual agreements will be assumed to renew at the contract termination date, for example, if the contract provides for renewal or extensions.  Report this information within any planning memorandums or reports, as appropriate.
  9. Based on the water availability, existing infrastructure, and associated physical and legal limitations, determine the existing system, reuse, and other water supplies available from each water source to each WUG and WWP (including newly identified WUGs and WWPs) during a drought of record based on source water availability, infrastructure capacity, legal constraints, and/or operational limitations.

10. Complete and update all required data elements for TWDB online planning database DB17 through the web interface.

11. Compile these supplies by Source, Water User Group, Wholesale Water Provider, county, river basin, and planning region as necessary to obtain decadal estimates of existing surface water supply throughout the planning period.  This will be facilitated by TWDB DB17 Water Source Availability and associated TWDB DB17 WUG and WWP Existing Water Supply reports using data provided by RWPGs and made available to all RWPGs through the online planning database interface.


Review, confirm the accuracy of, and incorporate the required associated planning database reports directly into the Technical Memorandum and draft and final regional water plans under Task 4C (labeled as such and with source reference).

 

Includes all work required to coordinate with other planning regions to develop and allocate estimates of water availability and existing water supplies.

 

Task 4A – IDENTIFICATION OF water needs[17] (analysis to be PERFORMED BY TWDB)

  1. 1.    Based upon updated projections of existing water supply and projected water demands under Tasks 2 and 3, and the associated data entered into the online planning database by RWPGs, TWDB will update computations of identified water needs (potential shortages) by:
  • WUGs
  • WWPs

 

As decadal estimates of needs (potential shortages) as well as by, county, river basin, and planning region.

  1. 2.    The results of this computation will be provided by TWDB via the online planning database to RWPGs in a customizable format that is in accordance with TWDB rules as the TWDB DB17 Identified Water Needs report.
  2. 3.    (Regions may also request additional, unique needs analysis (e.g. for a WWP) that the RWPG considers warranted.  Such reports will be provided, if feasible based on the online database constraints and TWDB resources.  The RWPG will need to enter or provide any additional data into the online planning database, that may be necessary to develop these evaluations.)
  3. 4.    The online planning database needs report will be incorporated by the RWPG directly into the Technical Memorandum and draft and final regional water plans (labeled as such and with source reference).
  4. 5.    Upon request, TWDB will perform a socioeconomic analysis of the economic effects of not meeting the identified water needs and update and summarize potential social and economic effects of not meeting projected water needs identified under Task 4A.  This report will be provided to RWPGs as part of this Task and incorporated into the draft and final regional water plans. 
  5. 6.    If the RWPG requests a socioeconomic analysis from TWDB, the resulting socioeconomic report will be incorporated into the draft and final regional water plan by the RWPG.

 

Task 4B – Identification of potenially feasible wATER MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES[18]

This task includes, but is not limited to, performing all work in accordance with TWDB rules and guidance required to:

  1. Receive public comment on a proposed process to be used by the RWPG to identify and select water management strategies for the 2016 regional water plan.  Revise and update documentation of the process by which water management strategies that are potentially feasible for meeting a need were identified and selected for inclusion in the 2016 regional water plan.  Include a description of the process selected by the RWPG in the Technical Memorandum and the draft and final regional water plans.
  2. If applicable, specify what level of water conservation (as existing conservation or proposed within a water management strategy) is considered by the RWPG as the “highest practicable level” of conservation for WUGs and/or WWPs dependent upon water management strategies involving interbasin transfers.
  3. Consider the TWDB Water Loss Audit Report and drought management when considering potentially feasible water management strategies as required by rules.
  4. Update relevant portions of the regional water plan summary of existing water supply plans for local and regional entities.  This task requires obtaining and considering existing water supply plans.  Updated summary to be included in the draft and final regional water plans.
  5. If no potentially feasible strategy can be identified for a WUG or WWP, document the reason for this in the Technical Memorandum and the draft and final regional water plans.
  6. Consider recent studies and describe any significant changes in water management strategies described as being in the implementation phase in the 2011 RWP as well as any new projects in the implementation phase prior to adoption of the Initially Prepared 2016 Regional Water Plan. 
  7. Identify potential water management strategies to meet needs for all WUGs and WWPs with identified needs, including any new retail utility WUGs and WWPS that may have been previously aggregated under County-other in the 2011 regional water plan but which are being treated as unique entities for the 2016 regional water plan.
  8. Present a list of the potentially feasible water management strategies, in table format, within the Technical Memorandum and the draft and final regional water plans.

 

Task 4C – Prepare and submit technical memorandum[19]

This task includes, but is not limited to, performing all work in accordance with TWDB rules and guidance required to:

  1. Prepare a concise Technical Memorandum that summarizes the work completed under Tasks 2, 3, 4A, 4B, and 4C and the general findings.  To be considered administratively complete, the Technical Memorandum submitted must include:

a)    an executive summary that shall be no longer than 2 pages.

b)    each of the ‘TWDB DB17’ online planning database reports described under Tasks 2, 3, 4A, and 4B within the body of the memorandum.

c)    a summary section for each Task performed to date (Tasks 2 – 4C).

  1. Include in the Technical Memorandum sections that:

a)    Explain reasons for significant changes in existing supplies of WUGs and WWPs.

b)    Explain reasons for significant changes in identified water needs of WUGs and WWPs.

c)    Specifically describe the impacts of the MAGs on the existing supplies and needs of WUG and WWPs in comparison to the 2011 regional water plan.

  1. Include a separate section that is a proposed scope of work for Task 4D (evaluation and recommendation of water management strategies) that the RWPG considers necessary to complete its 2016 regional water plan, including an estimated budget for this work.[20]  Section will include:

a)    a list of the potentially feasible water management strategies that are to be evaluated by the RWPG (and considered and potentially recommended by the RWPG).  For each potential strategy listed:

  • a budget line item for performing a technical evaluation.
  • information on what past evaluations have been performed for the potentially feasible water management strategy by the RWPG and/or others.
  • proposed scope of work for the proposed strategy technical evaluation.[21]

b)     a proposed scope of work and budget, broken down by water management strategy, to:

  • update technical analyses and documentation of water management strategies contained in the 2011 regional water plan for inclusion in the 2016 plan (e.g. including capital and annual cost updates).
  • update or revise technical evaluations and documentation of water management strategies, based on new information from on-going studies outside of regional planning by project sponsors.

c)    a proposed scope of work and budget, broken down by item, to:

  • select recommended water management strategies.
  • assign recommended strategies to meet projected needs.
  • consider alternative strategies for inclusion in the plan.
  • document evaluation of and selection of recommended water management strategies.
  • coordinate with sponsoring water user groups, wholesale water providers, and/or other resource agencies regarding any changed conditions in terms of projected needs, strategy modifications, planned facilities, market costs of water supply, endangered or threatened species, etc.
  • revise and/or update the water supply plan in the regional water plan for each WUG and WWP.
  • evaluate and/or update the estimated cumulative impacts of the regional water plan, for example on groundwater levels, spring discharges, bay and estuary inflows, and instream flows.

d)    proposed budget to complete and update all required data elements related to water management strategies for TWDB online planning database DB17 through the web interface; and, review, and confirm the accuracy of, and incorporate the required associated planning database reports into the draft and final regional water plans.

e)    description of how initially contracted Task 4D funds would specifically be spent, based on the budget items summarized in subsections a-d, if TWDB were to issue a written notice-to-proceed for Task 4D work. [22] 

  1. Approve submittal of the Technical Memorandum to TWDB at a regular regional water planning group meeting.  The Technical Memorandum must be submitted to TWDB no later than November 30, 2012.

 

Task 4D – evaluatE and RECOMMEND WATER MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES[23]

Work under this task to be performed only after written notice-to-proceed.[24] 

Contract to be amended based on scope of work to be developed and negotiated with TWDB under Task 4C. 

 

TaskS 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

(to be scoped, budgeted and incorporated by amendment into the contract at later date)

Task 10 public participation and plan adoption[25]

This task includes all work and eligible expenses required to hold meetings and include public input and participation through task 4C and a portion of 4D in accordance with TWDB rules and guidance:

Including, but not limited to:

  1. Holding regular RWPG meetings
  2. Posting public notices
  3. Holding public input meetings
  4. Holding special meetings
  5. Collect and disseminate public input
  6. 6.    Costs of technical and other consultants, as needed, to prepare for and participate in RWPG meetings, workshops, hearings, and any other special meetings during the development of the 2016 Regional Water Plan.
  7. Costs of performing any surveys of water suppliers or water user groups.
  8. Coordination with and collection of information from groundwater conservation districts, water users, wholesale water providers, and any other entity involved with water planning in the region.
  9. Assemble the Technical Memorandum document for submission to TWDB.

10. Revise relevant portions of the 2011 regional water plan for inclusion in the draft and final 2016 regional water plan.

11. Interregional cooperation and interregional conflict resolution efforts.



 


[1]Estimate based on 2011 Regional Water Plans; does not include new WUGs or WWPs and does not take into account changed conditions that must be addressed in the 2016 Regional Water Plans.

 

[2] Additional guidance included in the General Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Development document.

[3] All ‘TWDB DB17…’ reports are based on data entered by RWPGs into the database in accordance with the Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Data Deliverables.  These reports will be provided by TWDB through the online planning database web interface as a customizable report that can be downloaded by RWPGs and must be included as part of every Technical Memorandum and water plan.

[4] RWPG technical consultants must attend mandatory training on the online planning database.

[5] Additional guidance included in the General Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Development document.

[6] RWPG technical consultants must attend mandatory training on the online planning database.

[7] In accordance with the Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Data Deliverables. RWPG technical consultants must attend mandatory training on the online planning database.

[8] Additional guidance included in the General Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Development document.

[9] Reservoir systems must be approved by TWDB and identified as such in DB17

[10] Available from TCEQ

[11] Some WUGs have ‘seller’ obligations even though they are not classified as a WWP.  RWPG technical consultants must attend mandatory training on the online planning database.

[12] In accordance with the Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Data Deliverables. RWPG technical consultants must attend mandatory training on the online planning database.

[13] Total Pumping = [Managed Available Groundwater + exempt uses].  The estimated total pumping from the aquifer that achieves the desired future condition adopted by members of the associated Groundwater Management Area.

[14] Available from TCEQ

[15] In accordance with the Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Data Deliverables. RWPG technical consultants must attend mandatory training on the online planning database.

[16] Available from TCEQ

[17] Additional guidance included in the General Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Development document.

[18] Additional guidance included in the General Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Development document.

[19] Additional guidance included in the General Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Development document.

[20] Additional guidance on the content and format to be included in the proposed scope of work and budget to be prepared under Task 4D may be provided by TWDB to RWPGs at a later date.

[21] Technical evaluations of water management strategies and the 2016 regional water plan will include assessment of:  quantity, reliability, and cost of water; environmental factors; impacts on water resources; threats to agricultural and natural resources; interbasin transfer provisions; third party effects; and other relevant factors. Water management strategy documentation will include description and discussion of planned facilities, dependable supply in drought of record, environmental factors, engineering & costing considerations, and implementation issues in accordance with TWDB rules and guidance.

[22] It is anticipated that TWDB agency rules will be revised prior to RWPGs beginning evaluations of WMSs under Task 4D;  contract to be amended at a future date to incorporate additional funding (or reallocate remaining funding) to complete planning tasks and to incorporate any agency rule and guidance document updates.

[23] Additional guidance included in the General Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Development document.

[24] It is anticipated that TWDB agency rules will be revised prior to RWPGs beginning evaluations of WMSs under Task 4D;  contract to be amended at a future date to incorporate additional funding (or reallocate remaining funding) to complete planning tasks and to incorporate any agency rule and guidance document updates.

[25] Additional guidance included in the General Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Development document.