State Presents District with Informative Map

On October 26, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) presented a custom map to the Hickory UWCD. The rather large map depicts the District Boundaries, cities, roads, and various aquifers in the region. The most impressive portion of the map is the plotting and color-coding of wells from the TWDB database. The coding system is based on the source aquifer of each well in question.

Mark Hayes, TWDB Mapping Coordinator, created the map in less than a week. He explained that while the project was quite daunting due to the unique and complex nature of the aquifers in the region, he definitely enjoyed the challenge. Russell Pankratz, TWDB System Analyst, coordinated the efforts of the TWDB with the District’s mission.

The public is invited to drop by the office and view the map, ask questions, and learn more about the function of the District. We’re open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The office is on the north side of the Square in Brady.

(Pictured in photo: Russell Pankratz, TWDB System Analyst, David Huie, District Manager, and Mark Hayes, TWDB Mapping Coordinator)