Groundwater production takes a big shift from energy to domestic/ag use

By BARBARA GREEN
editor@bowienewsonline.com
Groundwater production in Montague County has seen a tremendous shift since the height of the Barnett Shale drilling back in 2011 when more than 1.7 million gallons were used for oil and gas production.
Today, domestic, agriculture and livestock use are the top users of water topping 469,225,440 gallons in 2016.
Doug Shaw, general manager of the four-county Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, provided an update on groundwater to the commissioner’s court Monday.
The district encompasses Montague, Hood, Parker and Wise Counties and was formed following a November 2007 confirmation election.

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