FLOYDADA – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Farm Bureau will host an informational meeting at 5 p.m. Dec. 8 for those affected by the new High Plains Underground Water District rules that go into effect Jan. 1.
Tanner Smith (left), Texas Farm Bureau president for the Floyd/Briscoe County office and Mark Carroll, Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent in Floyd County, with a new digital water meter. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo, courtesy Mark Carroll)
The meeting will be held at the Floyd County Friends Unity Center at Muncy, 5 miles north of Floydada on U.S. Highway 70.
“The High Plains Underground Water District adopted rules in July that will require meters for wells and will limit the amount of water pumped per acre for irrigation,” said Mark Carroll, AgriLife Extension agent in Floyd County. “The whole purpose of this meeting is to help our producers and landowners better understand this new ruling and how it will affect them.
“AgriLife Extension and the Farm Bureau are providing this opportunity strictly as an informational meeting for our producers. We are not for or against the new regulations, but simply want to provide the best information possible, so our clientele is informed as thoroughly as possible prior to the regulations taking affect at the first of the year.”
Jim Conkwright, High Plains Underground Water District manager in Lubbock, will present the program and answer questions from the audience, Carroll said.
The multi-county meeting will involve the AgriLife Extension offices in Floyd, Crosby, Briscoe, Swisher and Hale counties and the Farm Bureau office serving Floyd and Briscoe counties.
Individual registration is $10 due at the door. The Floydada fire department will be serving a barbecue meal as a fundraiser.
For more information contact the AgriLife Extension office in Floyd County at 806-983-4912.