The Guadalupe River is an important resource for both humans and wildlife. Humans rely on the river for water supply, recreation, and economic generation, while wildlife use the river as habitat for feeding, breeding, and rearing. Both depend on the river for its life-giving water and both should be able to use the river in the future. The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s primary considerations for developing the Guadalupe River Habitat Conservation Plan (GRHCP) are to obtain greater certainty in its ability to meet future water supply and wastewater treatment needs and to provide protections for threatened and endangered species in the Guadalupe River Basin.
GBRA is in the planning and development phase of the GRHCP. During this phase, GBRA is developing the building blocks of the HCP. This includes conducting species impact assessments and water availability/quality modeling to inform the development of sound conservation measures. As part of the planning process, GBRA also seeks to develop collaborative relationships with other entities in the Guadalupe River Basin that share GBRA’s objectives in developing a plan that increases certainty of their water management operations while providing conservation benefit to imperiled species in the basin.