The High Plains Underground Water Conservation District Board of Directors approved slightly more than $65,000 in grant fund requests for water-related research and education projects during their meeting earlier this week.

Projects approved for funding include Automatic Center Pivot Speed Control for Irrigation Water Conservation, Comparing Forage Potential of Forage Sorghum, Pearl Millet, and Corn under Limited Irrigation, Ogallala Commons Community Internship, Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors, and Well Monitoring Instrumentation for the Northern HPWD Region.

In addition, the Board heard updates from staff regarding education and outreach activities, the regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature, and a new water supply project by Xcel Energy in Lamb County.

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