The Land Report

Spring 2016

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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Alcoa's stewardship goes well beyond soil and grass, wildlife and waterfowl. It also in- cludes the ranch's most valuable asset: water. The 14 lakes on Sandow Lakes Ranch cover 1,960 surface acres and contain 48,379 acre- feet of the all-important resource. That's just the start. Another 44,000 acre-feet of ground water is currently permitted from the Sims- boro Aquifer. But wait — there's more. An additional 14,000 acre-feet can be per- mitted out of the Simsboro Aquifer, which brings the groundwater total to 58,000 acre- feet. If that weren't enough, yet another source flows right through the ranch. Sandow Lakes Ranch has 1952 diversionary rights from the Little River for another 18,000 acre-feet. All told, this ranch controls more than 120,000 acre-feet of water just 35 miles from Austin, 70 miles from Waco, 100 miles from San Antonio and Houston. That's right. Smack dab in the middle of a state that is projected to double in population by 2050. In the second half of 2016, however, Alcoa is scheduled to separate into two standalone, publicly traded companies: an upstream entity that retains the Alcoa name thanks to its strong history in the aluminum and alumina markets, and a downstream value- add company called Arconic that will provide high-performance multi-material products. Sandow Lakes Ranch? It will be a part of neither. It is to be sold. 94 The LandReport | S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 LANDREPORT.COM

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