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What does GCD stand for?

GCD stands for groundwater conservation district

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Also working on the project are the Haskell, Wichita-Brazos, and California Creek Soil and Water Conservation districts, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife's Texas Water Resources Institute, the Rolling Plains Groundwater Conservation District, and AgriLife Research.
In 1998, as Pickens and local water utilities began buying up water rights, the groundwater conservation district placed some restrictions on the rule of capture that it calls the 50-50 rule: Anyone who receives a new permit to pump can draw down the aquifer by only 50% over the next 50 years.
The case, brought by two San Antonio-area farmers challenging the Edwards Aquifer Authority, bears potentially vast implications for groundwater rules in Texas, where drillers who want to put a well on their land generally must go to their local groundwater conservation district for approval.
However, he said, the bill also establishes that landowners' rights are subject to the rules of the groundwater conservation districts, which are locally elected bodies that seek to manage aquifers for the long term and dole out permits to farmers and other water users.
Based on those plans, the Texas Water Development Board, the state's water planning agency, is now in the process of telling the groundwater conservation districts - most of which are elected bodies - how much farmers, cities and other water users in their area can collectively pump each year.