Goliad County Groundwater Conservation District

GCGCD Rules and Management Plan

The Goliad  County Groundwater Conservation District was created in 2001 by authority of House Bill 3651 of the 77th Texas Legislature.  Goliad County voters approved the District on November 6, 2001.  The District has the same boundaries as Goliad County, Texas containing 551,040 acres of land with 90 percent of this acreage utilized as rangeland for livestock production.  The District is bounded on the North by DeWitt County, on the East by Victoria County, on the South by Refugio County and on the West by Bee County and Karnes County.

According to Chapter 36 of the Texas Statutes Water Code, the District has the authority to regulate the spacing of water wells, the production of water wells, or both.  The preservation of the groundwater resources can be managed in the most prudent and cost-effective manner through the regulation of large capacity wells as affected by the District's well production and well spacing rules. 

To review Chapter 36, please click on the following link:

Chapter 36 of the Texas Statutes Water Code

May we be responsible stewards of our natural resources.

Office Location:
118 S. Market Street
Goliad, TX 77963

To review GCGCD's approved management plan, please click on the following links:

  1. Management Plan 2013
  2. Appendices
  3. Appendix A
  4. Appendix B
  5. Appendix C
  6. Appendix D
  7. Appendix E
  8. Appendix F
  9. Appendix G
  10. Appendix H
  11. Resolution and Published Notices
  12. Approval of Management Plan

To review GCGCD's rules adopted in February, 2003, and revised and adopted on July 18, 2016, please click on the following link:


Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding a rule of the District.

On July 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM the GCGCD conducted a Rules Revision Hearing. The rules were adopted and posted above. You may also request a copy from the office Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.