December Board Meeting Starts at 10 a.m.

The December 12, 2017 HPWD Board of Directors meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. - instead of the normal 1:30 p.m. start time. This allows the Board to finish their monthly meeting before the annual Christmas luncheon with staff.

The HPWD office will be closed from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. that day. Monthly agendas, links to meeting materials, and meeting minutes are available at www.hpwd.org/agendas.

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La Nina Moves in for the Winter

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A La Nina climate pattern has arrived and is likely to persist through the winter, according to a Nov. 9, 2017 advisory issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center.

Scientists say there is a greater than 50 percent chance that La Nina will also be in place February through April 2018.

This is the second winter in a row with a La Nina weather pattern, and like last year, forecasters expect this one to be weak.

Follow this link to read more about La Nina and how it means for weather in your region.

Reduced rainfall increases the need for more water conservation efforts!

Fall 2017 Magazine Now Available

The 2017 Conservation connect magazine is now available online:  hpwd.org/magazin e

The 2017 Conservation connect magazine is now available online: hpwd.org/magazine

What do irrigation efficiency, a learning landscape, rainfall, reclaimed water, and healthy soils have in common? They're all subjects of articles that you'll find in the Fall 2017 issue of HPWD's Conservation Connect magazine. 

Other stories in this issue include: 

  • Xcel Energy's innovative water supply project 
  • Lubbock South Plains Lions Club's legacy project that celebrates conservation 
  • An update on the City of Wolfforth's electro-dialysis reversal (EDR) water treatment facility that went online in May 2017 
  • HPWD's 2016-2017 H2You Contest winners 
  • An overview of the 85th Texas Legislature. 

"It is our pleasure to showcase the water conservation efforts of several individuals in this issue of Conservation Connect. We salute them for their innovation and dedication to conserving the groundwater resources of our region. They are our partners in conservation efforts," said HPWD Manager Jason Coleman.

The 28-page publication is now available for online viewing and/or downloading at www.hpwd.org/magazine