The regional water plans are updated every five years by the regional water planning groups, their technical consultants, and the Texas Water Development Board. Demand projections for seven categories of water users (municipal, industrial, livestock, irrigation, manufacturing, mining, and power generation) are developed for a 50-year planning horizon. The current supplies are described, and the planning group coordinates with cities and other stakeholders to plan the best ways to meet future water needs. The ‘bottom-up’ process relies on stakeholder involvement, and allows for the region to guide management of its own water resources.
The 2016 Rio Grande Regional Water Plan was prepared by the Rio Grande Regional Water Planning Group (Region M) and will be incorporated into the 2017 State Water Plan. Water projects requiring state approval and/or funding must be included in the regional plan.
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2021 Regional Water Plan
Drafts & Updates
2021 Regional Water Plan drafts and updates will be posted here in the near future.
2011 Regional Water Plan
2006 Regional Water Plan
2001 Regional Water Plan
|Region M 2011 RWP||Region M 2006 RWP||Region M 2001 RWP|
|Region M 2011 RWP Appendix 1||Region M 2006 RWP Appendices||Errata for Region M 2001 RWP|
|Region M 2011 RWP Appendix 2|
|Region M 2011 RWP Appendix 7|
|Errata #1 & #2 for Region M 2011 RWP|
|Amendment to the Region M 2011 Plan|