Our Mission Statement
The Llano Estacado Underground Water Conservation District will develop, promote, and implement management strategies to provide for the conservation, preservation, protection, recharging, and prevention of waste of the groundwater resources over which it has jurisdiction, for the benefit of the people that the District serves.
Lori Barnes, Manager
Frank Gomez, Jr., Field Technician
Crystal Hogue, Education Coordinator
Board of Directors
Shelby Elam. Chairman
Delmon Ellison, Jr., Member
Jud Cheuvront, Member
Walter Billings, Member
Alton Billing, Member
Llano Estacado UWCD covers all of Gaines County, an area of 1,502 square miles. This small rural county lies along the New Mexico state line at the base of the South Plains of Texas.
The population of Gaines County is 15,000. The largest city is Seminole, which is the county seat. The small towns of Seagraves and Loop are located in the northwest corner of the county.
The Education Cooperative delivers public school programs to all three school districts. They include Loop ISD with an enrollment of 127, Seagraves ISD with 602 students, and Seminole ISD with 2,243 students.
Gaines County operates two public libraries. The main library is located in Seminole and there is a small branch library in Seagraves. When the librarians engage youngsters in summer reading programs, the Education Coordinator participates with water-based stories and learning activities.
200 South East Avenue C
Seminole, TX 79360