Proposed Quivira NWR / Rattlesnake Creek LEMA

Big Bend Groundwater Management District No. 5 is pursuing a Local Enhanced Management Area ("LEMA"). The proposed LEMA has three primary goals:

  1. To address the USFWS impairment complaint on Water Right File No. 7571,
  2. To reduce water use in the LEMA area to a degree that will temper the growth of future streamflow depletion, and
  3. To restore the useful supply to diversion points of the Rattlesnake Creek region.

This page is intended to provide information to stakeholders in the area regarding this process.

If you would like to provide feedback on the LEMA process or the objectives currently being considered, please use the form below and email it to

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Background Documents