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2018 Amarillo Water Symposium Recap

Mar 7, 2018

The Texas Panhandle Water Conservation Symposium was held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM. The 4th biennial event was hosted by Panhandle Groundwater District and the City of Amarillo..

 

This year the focus was Bridging the Gap: Balancing Today’s Water Needs & Conserving for our Future. A variety of water-related topics affecting the municipal, agriculture and public sectors were covered. The goal of the symposium is to educate the community on many areas of water use and conservation. The event took place at the Amarillo Civic Center, and there were over 300 people in attendance.

 

Panhandle Groundwater District’s mission statement is to develop, promote and implement water conservation, augmentation and management strategies to protect water resources for the benefit of the citizens, economy and environment of the District. 

The District was created by legislature in 1955, and it began operating in 1956 in portions of Gray, Carson, Potter, and Armstrong counties. Elections were held in 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997, and 2000 to annex the remaining portions of the District within the present boundaries.

The District’s economy is dominated by agricultural and petrochemical production. The agricultural income sources include beef cattle production, dairies, wheat, corn, milo, peanuts, soybeans, sunflowers, hay crops, and cotton. Petroleum production contributes significantly to the economy. Chemical, manufacturing and nuclear weapons industries are also located within the District.

The District contains one major aquifer–the Ogallala–and three minor aquifers, the Blaine, Dockum, and Whitehorse. Each is a precious underground water source. Two surface water sources are located within the District: Lake Meredith and Lake Greenbelt. All of these sources are used to provide the District’s inhabitants with an adequate water source.

PGCD offers a variety of programs and services to help conserve and recharge our water supplies. PGCD also offers educational programs so we can help the leaders of our future be knowledgeable about water conservation.

Events Triangle Realty LLC

28th Annual Outlook for Texas Land Markets
April 26th - 27th, 2018
San Antonio, TX
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World Championship Ranch Rodeo
November 8th - 11th, 2018
Amarillo, TX
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Farm & Ranch Show
November 27th - 29th, 2018
Amarillo Civic Center
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Dallas Safari Club Convention
January 17-20 2019
Dallas, TX
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Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District Symposium
Spring 2019
Amarillo, TX
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NCBA - National Cattlemen's Beef Association Convention & Tradeshow
January 30 - February 1 2019
New Orleans, LA
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Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Convention
March 2019
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28th Annual Outlook for Texas Land Markets
April 26th - 27th, 2018
San Antonio, TX
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World Championship Ranch Rodeo
November 8th - 11th, 2018
Amarillo, TX
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Farm & Ranch Show
November 27th - 29th, 2018
Amarillo Civic Center
Click here for more information

Dallas Safari Club Convention
January 17-20 2019
Dallas, TX
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Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District Symposium
Spring 2019
Amarillo, TX
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NCBA - National Cattlemen's Beef Association Convention & Tradeshow
January 30 - February 1 2019
New Orleans, LA
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Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Convention
March 2019
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