Tres Palacios

Tres Palacios Creek
Tres Palacios Creek
Tres Palacios map
Tres Palacios map

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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Michael Schramm
michael.schramm@ag.tamu.edu

As a research specialist for TWRI, Michael Schramm leads projects related to watershed planning, water quality assessments and stakeholder engagement.

Allen Berthold
taberthold@ag.tamu.edu

Dr. Allen Berthold is a TWRI senior research scientist, where he has served in leadership roles for water-related projects in both agricultural and urban settings across Texas.

    News


    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 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.

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      Stakeholder Resources

      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.