We conduct these tests yearly, but are also able to perform any of the following services at the LandOwners request. Please Contact our Office for more information.
Irrigation Efficiency Tests:
One of the Goals of the District is to provide the mose efficient use of groundwater. One way this is accomplished is by conduction efficiency tests on Irrigation systems & wells at owners request.
Water level monitoring &
IRS Depletion Program
The District has taken yearly measurements of around
90 wells since 1991. From this information, our Staff is able to construct Hydrographs & Monitor the water level trends of the Ogallala Aquifer within the Districts boundaries.
The District has performed 19 years of study on the water of Yoakum County. We conduct analysis on about 100 wells yearly & test for eight components: alkalinity, chloride, hardness, Specific Conductivity, fluoride, iron, nitrate and pH.
The District enforces spacing & Production limitation rules requiring the permitting of all new Irrigation wells within the District. The landowner or autorized agent must come to our office to complete the application.
Agriculture Loan Program
In Februay 1992, the Texas Water Development Board approved Sandy Land to provide financing for the purchase of approved Conservation Equipment including Center Pivots, Drip Irrigation, & Sprinker Packages.
SOAR has conducted a research weather modification program within the District since 2002. For more information, please visit our Weather Modification Website: www.just-clouds.com.
This Program was created in 2007 by Sandy Land & three other Districts in the Area. The program is committed to providing opportunity for residents of all ages to learn about the importance of water as a precious resource and how to conserve it.
Yoakum County Landfill
Sandy Land Manages the Landfill in Yoakum County. For more information please contact the landfill at