Big Bend Groundwater Management District No. 5 is pursuing a Local Enhanced Management Area ("LEMA"). The proposed LEMA has three primary goals:
This page is intended to provide information to stakeholders in the area regarding this process.
The District is diligently working with area stakeholders to provide a sustainable remedy to the Quivira NWR impairment complaint. The issue at hand is extremely complex and affects the livelihood of several generations throughout this region. As such, the District is considering every option thoroughly and consulting expert hydrogeologists to ensure that the objectives put forward are effective and based on the best science available.
The District board has unanimously approved the LEMA plan to be submitted to the Chief Engineer for review in preparation for public hearings. This approved document is linked below. We encourage all stakeholders in the area to carefully review this document and get in touch with the District with concerns or questions.