Panhandle Water Planning Group

Who we are...

The Region A Panhandle Water Planning Group (PWPG) was established following intense drought conditions in the 1990s. The Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 1 in 1997 with the vision of a grass-roots, regional effort to improve the water planning process. To accomplish that goal, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) established 16 regional water planning areas with their own regional water planning groups.

The Panhandle regional water planning area consists of 21 counties: Armstrong, Carson, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, and Wheeler.

The PWPG is made up of about 23 members representing a variety of interests including agriculture, industry, environment, public, municipalities, business, water districts, river authorities, water utilities, counties, groundwater management areas, and power generation.

What we do...

The primary responsibility of the Region A Panhandle Water Planning Group is the development of a regional water plan every five years. The ongoing work of the regional water planning process consists of thirteen tasks:

The 2021 Regional Water Plan is now available. View the document and past RWPs here