Data on Water Rights and Water Use
Water Rights Data Files
These files contain all active and inactive surface water rights permits and water supply contracts. The files include the water right holder, basin, amount of water authorized, and more. They are updated monthly.
- Water Rights Data File
- Dictionary for Water Rights Data Word or PDF – defines each field in the spreadsheet
- Pending Applications
For further questions, contact the Water Rights Compliance Assurance Team at 512-239-4691.
Water Use Data Files
These files contain amounts of water used by water right holders in non-watermaster areas of the state. This information is self-reported each year.
- Prior to 1990
- From 1990 through 1999
- From 2000 through 2014
- Dictionary for Water Rights, Water Use Data Word or PDF - defines each field in the spreadsheet
For water use data in Watermaster areas, call the office in your region:
South Texas: 1-800-733-2733
Concho River: 1-866-314-4894
Rio Grande: 1-800-609-1219
GIS Maps and Data
Surface Water Rights Diversion Points: GIS data for locations of water rights.