LCRA’s groundwater pumping plan to be challenged Posted in: News The Lower Colorado River Authority’s plan to pump and sell groundwater in Central Texas will be challenged October 15, when a hearing on the authority’s permit application begins in Bastrop. The first day of a scheduled six-day hearing will begin at 10 a.m. at the Bastrop Convention Center. A packed house is expected as more than 100 local landowners initially filed protests against the LCRA’s pumping and export permit application to the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District, which includes Bastrop and Lee counties. LCRA is seeking a permit from the groundwater district to drill eight wells on the Griffith League Scout Ranch in ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!