The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is hosting a meeting April 5 in Victoria to discuss water quality in the Garcitas and Arenosa Creek watersheds and another meeting April 10 in Palacios to discuss implementation of the Tres Palacios Watershed Protection Plan.
The Tres Palacios Creek is impaired due to elevated bacteria levels in the tidal sections of the river. TWRI began working with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and local stakeholders in 2014 to develop a total maximum daily load (TMDL) for the watershed and identify the amount of bacteria the Tres Palacios could handle and still meet water quality standards. In addition to the TMDL, we led local stakeholder efforts to develop a watershed protection plan (WPP) and TMDL Implementation Plan, which outline the voluntary strategies to achieve water quality goals.
We are now working with local stakeholders to increase participation by local landowners, develop and deliver education materials and programs, and secure additional resources needed to implement strategies identified in the WPP.
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As a research specialist for TWRI, Michael Schramm leads projects related to watershed planning, water quality assessments and stakeholder engagement.
TR-507 Lavaca River Watershed Protection Plan
M. Schramm, A. Berthold, C. Entwistle, K. Peddicord
TR-500 Tres Palacios Creek Watershed Protection Plan
M. Schramm, A. Berthold, C. Entwistle
TR-482 Arenosa Creek Surface Water Quality Monitoring Report
B.Jonescu, L. Gregory, A. Berthold, K.Wagner
TR-462 Basin Approach to Address Bacterial Impairments in Basins 15, 16, and 17
L. Gregory, M. Brown, K. Hein, K. Skow, A. Engling, K. Wagner, T.A. Berthold
EM-123 Healthy Livestock Practices BMP
Michael Schramm, Allen Berthold, Nathan Glavy
The Texas Water Resources Institute and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are offering two free educational events on the maintenance of septic systems in December for Matagorda County homeowners.
The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a meeting Nov. 7 in Victoria for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect water quality in the Garcitas and Arenosa Creek watersheds.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently accepted the Lavaca River Watershed Protection Plan developed by the Texas Water Resources Institute and watershed stakeholders.
The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a meeting Aug. 16 in Victoria for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect water quality in the Garcitas Creek and Arenosa Creek watersheds.
June 21 meeting to discuss plan implementation.
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) will host a meeting June 7 in Lolita for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect water quality in Carancahua Bay.
A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Carancahua Bay and Tres Palacios watersheds will be held from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 209 Lucas Ave., Palacios.
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is hosting a Feb. 13 meeting in Lolita for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect water quality in Carancahua Bay.
There are no upcoming events
This project is funded in part by a Texas Coastal Management Program Grant approved by the Texas Land Commissioner Pursuant to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award No. NA17NOS4190139 and. in part by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.