You Own The Aquifers Below Your Land .. Not The KleptoCrats !!
Take Another Look At Your Aquifers
Visualize Them As Four Gigantic Layered French Drains Filled With Rocks, Gravel, Pebbles, Sand, Clay & Seeping Water. Each Is A Dynamic Natural Force Filled With Life
Groundwater Is A Land Owner’s Most Valuable Asset !! …
Without It .. All Growth, Commerce, Prosperity & .. Yes Life Comes To A Halt. In MoCo ~30% of your land is Ground Water. Constantly flowing to the south to the gulf, Ground Water fills voids within aquifers. It is also absorbed into clay. The ability of Ground Water to flow thru any aquifer is determined by the materials found in the aquifer. Note .. Rocks are porous & water seeps around & thru them at different rates.
Water In Gulf Coast Aquifers Is In Constant Motion …
Visualize them as four distinct water logged-laminates. Each is packed with sand, pebbles, stones, rocks & clay in widely different ratios. Each is a gigantic French Drain with a personality of its own. Each aquifer is characterized by the volume of water it can hold at any point in time. Each aquifer is also characterized by the rate water will flow through it. That flow rate is determined by the nature & packing density of the soil, rocks & clays it contains. OK !! …. If this water is constantly in motion and … If it is impossible for it to perceive political boundaries … Then would you consider it Foolish &/or Arrogant to expect it to respond to political mandates or Administrative Law Court Rulings ??
Aquifer Recharging ..
Water flowing south, or pumped out, is replaced in a combination of 3 different ways.
Out Crop Areas ..
are the exposed northern aquifer ends that rise to the surface. In these areas, rain easily seeps directly into the porous Streams Of Water we call aquifers. The northern edges of the yellow, red, orange, tan & brown areas on the map to the right are out crop areas.
Rain water percolates down into the soil to enter the aquifers below. MoCo’s retention ponds are intended to facilitate percolation of rain water down into the aquifers below.
takes place at the southern end of each porous laminate (aquifer). This happens beneath the Galveston Bay surface at the southern end our aquifers (laminate).
Recharge rates vary widely from aquifer to aquifer. This fact must be fully considered when spacing any Group of Wells.
Pumping Water From Aquifers …
is nothing new. However, pumping water too fast requires well owners to drill deeper. Pumping water from any wells at high rates, when they are too close, will lower water levels.. Could this be what has been happening in The Woodlands, Texas ?? Many think the answer to that question is yes !!
OPM & Overlapping Cones Of Depression .. Placing wells too close together guarantees rapidly declining productivity & increasing maintenance nightmares. Such wells must be constantly dug deeper in order to keep productivity levels constant.
Note .. In ~1973 George Mitchell contracted with SJRA to provide & manage Woodlands water & sewer services. These wells are 700 to 1,400 ft deep, …. & they are too close together. Since then maintenance expenses have risen steadily and water levels have declined constantly. Surprise !!
Get To Know Your Aquifers …
If you own land, you own all the soil & water within the meets & bounds that define your property.
In 1927 The Texas Supreme Court’s Ruling, In The Burkett Case,
“Reaffirmed That Land Owners Own Everything From Heaven To Hell”.
Thus, Property Owners Own A Slice of The Evangiline, Chicot, Jasper & Catohoula Aquifers.
How Much Ground Water Is Down There ??
… The Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) believes that there are
of Ground Water stored in the four Gulf Coast Aquifers Inside MoCo’s Borders. Many incorrectly believe that Lake Conroe is MoCo’s primary water source. Nothing could be further from the truth. Lake Conroe was build to service the City of Houston and chemical processing plants on the gulf. This is the exclusive mission of SJRA’s Highlands Division. Lake Conroe has an average depth of 24 ft & contains Surface Water. Its contains only ….