Texas Water Code
Sec. § 49.505
Calculation of Proportionate Water Rights


A district that receives a petition under Section 49.503 (Petition by Municipal Water Supplier to Convert Water Use After Subdivision) shall compute the proportionate amount of water rights to the Rio Grande. The proportionate amount of water rights is equal to the amount of irrigable acres of land in the subdivision multiplied by the lesser of:

(1)

1.25 acre-feet per irrigable acre; or

(2)

the sum of all irrigation water rights owned by the district on September 1, 2007, as if the water rights had been converted to municipal use under applicable commission rules, divided by the total amount of irrigable acres of land in the district on September 1, 2007.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1430 (S.B. 3), Sec. 2.24, eff. September 1, 2007.
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