The Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District will strive to develop, promote and implement water conservation, augmentation and management strategies to protect water resources for the benefit of the citizens, economy, and environment of the District.
Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District (PGCD) consists of Carson, Donley, Gray, Roberts and Wheeler Counties, along with parts of Armstrong, Hutchinson and Potter Counties. PGCD’s aerial extent covers 6,309 square miles.
The District’s economy is dominated by agricultural and petrochemical production. The agricultural income sources include beef cattle production, dairies, wheat, corn, milo, peanuts, soybeans, sunflowers, hay crops, and cotton. Petroleum production contributes significantly to the economy. Chemical, manufacturing and nuclear weapons industries are also located within the District.
The District contains one major aquifer–the Ogallala–and three minor aquifers, the Blaine, Dockum, and Whitehorse. Each is a precious underground water source. Two surface water sources are located within the District: Lake Meredith and Lake Greenbelt. All of these sources are used to provide the District’s inhabitants with an adequate water source.
PGCD offers a variety of programs and services to help conserve and recharge our water supplies. PGCD also offers educational programs so we can help the leaders of our future be knowledgeable about water conservation.