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Cultural Water Demand in the Dripping Springs Wash Basin

Cultural water demand data including population, number of wells and the average well pumpage and surface water diversions by the municipal, industrial and agricultural sectors are shown in Table 3.6-7.  A description of cultural water demand data sources and methods is found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  More detailed information on cultural water demand is found in Section 3.0.7.

Cultural Water Demand

  • Refer to Table 3.6-7 and Figure 3.6-9.
  • Population decreased between 1980 and 2005. 

  • All water use in this basin is groundwater and is pumped to meet municipal demand.

  • Groundwater pumping has decreased since 1971 and remained constant from 1990 to 2005, with less than 300 AFA during this time. 

  • High intensity municipal and industrial demand is found in the vicinity of Highway 77.

  • There are several inactive mines including the Christmas Mine, New Year Mine and the San Bernardo Jr. Mine in the vicinity of Christmas.

  • As of 2005 there were 119 registered wells with a pumping capacity of less than or equal to 35 gpm and 40 wells with a pumping capacity of more than 35 gpm.

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Dripping Springs Wash Basin

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Cultural Water Demand

 

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