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Green DeWitt Drainage District

Green DeWitt Drainage District has adopted a tax rate of 0.09642, which is effectively a 15.00 percent increase in the tax rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised by 15.00 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $15.12.

The 2023 Tax Rate of 0.09642 was passed and adopted on the 23rd day of August, 2023.

Green DeWitt Drainage District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas, operating within a jurisdictional area similar to that of Cuero, Texas. We are committed to improving our ability to efficiently manage excess storm water, and to be proactive in our approach to this goal. Our mission is:

"To Provide, Improve and Maintain the Drainage Systems within our jurisdiction, resulting in increased safety and enhanced quality of life within our community."


Green DeWitt Drainage District was established in 1914 as a result of a petition by area residents. It was formed under the authority of Article 2602 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas of 1911, as a public utility and to benefit the public health. Petitioners noted that the area consisted of lands which were low and flat, with very little if any natural slope or drainage. The public health was impaired by mosquitos, malaria and other pests, and public highways were often impassable and required great expense and labor to maintain.

Acquiring right of ways for the Green DeWitt Drainage District began in 1915 and has continued in the years since, during times of upgrades, repairs and changes to the District’s facilities. Initially, the District channelized the Gohlke Creek (west side of Cuero) and the Gohlke Creek tributary (east side of Cuero). Additional lateral channels were created to carry water into those two channels, which converge south of Cuero and drain into the Guadalupe River.

The District performs drainage activities throughout its local watershed; an area which encompasses more than 13,000 acres. Incorporated and unincorporated areas rely heavily on Green DeWitt Drainage District to provide outfall drainage and flood relief.

On October 24, 2022, DeWitt County Drainage District No. 1 received approval from TCEQ to change its name to Green DeWitt Drainage District.

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