Groundwater district updates commissioners

By Barbara Green

Officials with the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District updated the Montague County Commissioners Court Tuesday on its activities.

Doug Shaw, who took over as general manager on Feb. 1, met with the court along with the county’s two board appointments, Tracy Mesler, Nocona, who serves as board chairman, and Mike Berkley, Forestburg, director.

Shaw came to the Upper Trinity from the Texas Water Development Board where he worked as the rural ombudsman.

It has been a busy year for the district participating in a water quality study with other groundwater districts in the Barnett Shale. It included basis water quality analyses and test for chemical compounds and contaminants in select water wells. Read the full story from this week’s meeting in your Saturday News.


Mike Berkley, member of the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District; General Manager Doug Shaw; and Board President Tracy Mesler address commissioners. (Photo by Barbara Green)