Water School

What is a water right?

Water rights or a water permit is granted by the state in set increments to ensure that water is available for all in need.

There are several types of water rights in Texas: perpetual rights including permits and certificates of adjudication and limited rights including temporary and term permits.




The information provided on this site is intended as background on water within the Brazos River basin. There should be no expectation that this information is all encompassing, complete or in any way examines every aspect of this very complex natural resource.

If you have questions about a post or would like additional information, please contact us or call 888-922-6272.

granbury taste PAM lawn basin measure acre-feet landscaping subsidence sediment flood maps turbidity corps of engineers fishing xeriscape contaminants map rain beneficial use treatment smell indirect re-use lake level impound septic rights wetlands TCEQ reservoir environment direct re-use E coli evaporation consumption reservoirs municipal groundwater USGS filter estuary permit gage subwatershed canoeing brackish ground water pollutants insurance sludge calcium water cycle surface water spring allens creek reservoir precipitation jobs depth bed and banks dissolved solids mitigation environmental organic runoff inundated hunting spillway drinking water legislation minerals water treatment bottled water inland farming water clarity sanitation watershed drought sewage industrial industry limestone volume kayak electric companies canoe riparian hydrilla streamflow dock agricultural water quality soil possum kingdom septic system gulf water code quality gas conservation supply acre-foot clarity medicine watercourse camping biosolids hydrology cfs salinity subsidence district bay stream salt appropriation emergency use invasive plants aerobic potable boating lakes flood pool storage use Board algae infection river authority solids pharmaceuticals planning tributary drilling chlorine gate meta tag effluent governance water use oxygen golden algae well hydrologic cycle contract marsh employment riverine main stem habitat hydropower corps streamflow channel chlorides fork anaerobic recreation monitor dam mission costs water supply fertilizer lake parasite lake levels wildlife climate water planning water rights aquifer releases E. coli speaker agriculture mgd water plants golden algea mainstem classification water electricity wastewater wetland system fish kill flood control lake