GIS Helps Manage Water Rights
Here in South Texas everyone talks about a looming water crisis, but few are doing anything about it.
An exception seems to be Guadalupe County Groundwater Conservation District where they are using GIS to stake a claim on groundwater.
If the county moves forward with the idea, it could be a groundbreaking option for Texas counties, cities and municipal utility districts to gain pumping rights from groundwater districts and make money by leasing the water rights for property the county owns, including long stretches of county roads.
They seem to be assuming uniform thickness of the water bearing sand formation. I wonder if people will demand a more accurate survey of subsurface water.