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Sand and Gravel Mining in Streambed

Sand and Gravel Operations in Llano River…What rules apply?


There is case before a State Office of Administrative Hearings Judge  regarding a permit request to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to remove sand and gravel from an island in the middle of the Llano River, approximately 3 miles above the Kingsland Slab.  A contested case hearing was filed by landowners near the projected site and the preliminary hearing was held August 4th in Austin. Three articles from the Llano News provide additional background.


Hearing set for Llano River sand and gravel application


TPWD Hears about proposed permit to remove sand/gravel from Llano River


Public Notice of Contested Case Hearing


Hearing Notice Schedule


Update: April 2010: These images were taken by a kayaker near two different sand and gravel operations on the Llano River between Kingsland and Llano:
























Engineer’s letter to Llano County Judge regarding potential floodplain permit violations


Simulation Video of Sand & Gravel mining impacts : Little River Research and Design  

Texas Monthly Blog on Mining Controversy

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