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Dirk E. Aaron

General Manager

Clearwater District

HQ Phone:  (254) 933-0120

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Clearwater District

700 Kennedy Court

Belton, Texas,76513

United States

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Background Information

Employment History

Vice President

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts


Agent

Extension


Extension Agent

Hale County


Affiliations

Texas AgriLife Extension Service

County Extension Agent


CEA , Ag

Association Advisor


BCMGA Gallery

Board Member


Goal Diggers 4-H Club

Member


Education

Bachelor Degree

Texas A&M University


Master of Science Degree

Texas Tech University


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Trinity Aquifer in Bell County Being Over Used! | Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District

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Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District General Manager, Dirk Aaron, is concerned about the Trinity Aquifer and the considerable drawdown being experienced in three significant regions of Bell County.
Those rural areas that count on the Middle (Hensell) Trinity Aquifer as their sole source of household water are the River Ridge Ranch Development, Hidden Springs Development, and the Stillman Valley Community that includes parts of Youngsport. District staff completed the quarterly static water level measurements of monitor wells this past month and has found some very disturbing facts relative to the Trinity Aquifer. Aaron said, "Couple these disturbing drawdowns of the Trinity Aquifer and the fact that we are moving into the driest season of the year, confirms the need for rural well owners to take action and stop their excessive use of groundwater for extreme landscapes. Keep in mind the Trinity Aquifer does not have a recharge zone that could quickly replenish the aquifer and that area of recharge is farther to the west and northwest of Bell County than most people realize. We know most regions of Texas, because of the epic drought, have not received enough rainfall in the last three years to replenish the aquifer. When adequate rainfall returns, it will be years before that rainfall makes its way to the Middle Trinity Aquifer. Currently, Clearwater has registered over 1946 domestic wells in the Trinity Aquifer, and a majority of these wells are the sole source water for most parts of West and Southwest portions of Bell County. Aaron confirmed that the Upper (Glen Rose) Trinity layer of the aquifer is experiencing an average of 2.98 feet per year drop in water levels, based on multiple readings over the last six years. In the Middle (Hensell) Trinity layer we are seeing an average of 5.90 feet per year drop in water levels over the same six years. Aaron described these numbers as expected yet not alarming as we view the County as a whole, "But when we focus our analysis on specific rural areas that well drillers and well owners are expressing concern, the situation becomes more disconcerting and alarming." Aaron stated, "We focused our efforts and analysis in those specific areas that depend solely on the Middle Trinity Aquifer. This is the layer that is most affordable to drill a new well ($25,000.00 or more) as compared to the Lower Trinity, which is much deeper and costly to produce from. In doing so, we found much greater drawdowns in those rural ranchette subdivisions such as the River Ridge Ranch, south of Killeen on the Lampasas River. Aaron stressed that facts speak for themselves and the 13.35 feet/year of drawdown over the last six years, which is 80 feet of water level drop in the River Ridge Ranch (compared to the District wide 5.90 feet/year) is more than alarming. Lowering an existing well can cost as much as $5,000.00 and that may not be an option. Because the structure of the Trinity in this 1,000 acre plus subdivision is not that prolific, we see 70 registered exempt wells (domestic use) struggling to provide needed water to these homeowners. We encourage all new owners constructing homes to also look at drilling to the Lower Trinity by conducting research and feasibility of spending additional money before drilling to the Lower Trinity. Aaron also stated, "We also focused our analysis on the Hidden Springs Ranchette Subdivision, Southwest of Salado off of SH 2843 toward Florence. Aaron stressed, "Research shows that the average family of three uses 6,000 to 10,000 gallons per month (indoors) but our current estimates show that home owners with large expansive landscape on 2 acre tracts or larger typically use in excess of 30,000 gallons per for both indoor and outdoor use.


News | Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District

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says Dirk Aaron, General Manager.
Aaron stressed, "The District wants those businesses and utilities that have permitted wells to be supportive of this very conservative position. We are asking for a 20% reduction". Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District General Manager, Dirk Aaron, is concerned about the Trinity Aquifer and the considerable drawdown being experienced in three significant regions of Bell County. Those rural areas that count on the Middle (Hensell) Trinity Aquifer as their sole source of household water are the River Ridge Ranch Development, Hidden Springs Development, and the Stillman Valley Community that includes parts of Youngsport. District staff completed the quarterly static water level measurements of monitor wells this past month and has found some very disturbing facts relative to the Trinity Aquifer. Aaron said, "Couple these disturbing drawdowns of the Trinity Aquifer and the fact that we are moving into the driest season of the year, confirms the need for rural well owners to take action and stop their excessive use of groundwater for extreme landscapes.


Contact Us | Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District

www.cuwcd.org [cached]

Dirk Aaron, General Manager


Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District | Every drop counts!

www.cuwcd.org [cached]

Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District General Manager, Dirk Aaron, is concerned about the Trinity Aquifer and the considerable drawdown being experienced in three significant regions of Bell County.
Those rural areas that count on the Middle (Hensell) Trinity Aquifer as their sole source of household water are the River Ridge Ranch Development, Hidden Springs Development, and the Stillman Valley Community that includes parts of Youngsport. District staff completed the quarterly static water level measurements of monitor wells this past month and has found some very disturbing facts relative to the Trinity Aquifer. Aaron said, "Couple these disturbing drawdowns of the Trinity Aquifer and the fact that we are moving into the driest season of the year, confirms the need for rural well owners to take action and stop their excessive use of groundwater for extreme landscapes.


Officers

texasgroundwater.org [cached]

Vice President - Dirk Aaron
Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District Dirk Aaron has been the General Manager of the Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District since 2011. Prior to becoming the district General Manager, Dirk worked as a County Extension Agent for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service for over 30 years. He served in multiple counties across Texas in the areas of production agriculture and irrigation efficiency, beef cattle production, swine production, and horticulture and economic development. During his first 20 years of employment, he worked directly with the agricultural industry in the Texas High Plains to implement irrigation efficiency with new technology and also worked directly with the groundwater management teams to implement those technologies. Dirk was recognized with the Agency's Superior Service Award three times during his career. Dirk received his Bachelor Degree from Texas A&M University in 1981 and completed his Master of Science Degree in 1991 from Texas Tech University. He has been married for 33 years to Cindy and has two sons.


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