Water Rights Database and Related Files
The Water Rights database contains data from all active and inactive surface water rights permits and water supply contracts. It is updated once each month. For an explanation of the data, please open the "Data Dictionary" document. Further questions about this database should be directed to the Data branch of the Water Rights Team at (512) 239-4691.
- Water Rights Database File
- -unzips two Excel files, one containing all of the active water rights (wractive.xls), and the other containing all of the inactive water rights (wrinactive.xls).
- Data Dictionary for Water Rights database (Word or PDF)- defines each field used in the database.
The Water Rights Water Use data files contain data obtained from the annual Surface Water Right Water Use Reports submitted by March 1st of each year. The data provided here is self-reported and only includes the non-Watermaster areas of the state.
For water use data in Watermaster areas, call:
1-800-733-2733 -for the South Texas Watermaster area
1-866-314-4894 -for the Concho River Watermaster area
1-800-609-1219 –for the Rio Grande Watermaster area
A map of the Watermaster areas can be viewed here.
- Water Use data prior to 1990 (WRWaterUseDataPre1990.xlsx)
- Water Use data from 1990 through 1999 (WRWaterUseData1990Through1999.xlsx)
- Water Use data from 2000 through 2012 (WRWaterUseData2000Through2012.xlsx)
- Data Dictionary for Water Rights Water Use data (Word or PDF)- defines fields used in the database.