Kick-off Middle Yegua Creek watershed protection meeting set for Jan. 9

Middle Yegua Creek. (Photo by Cameron Castilaw, TWRI.)

The public is invited to attend a project kick-off meeting and join the Middle Yegua Creek Watershed Partnership on Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lee County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Office, 310 South Grimes Street, in Giddings.

This partnership will serve as the forum for public input, which will drive the development of a voluntary, stakeholder-driven watershed protection plan (WPP) for Middle Yegua Creek.

The initial meetings will provide an introduction to the watershed planning process, surface water quality in Texas, and the stakeholder structure and possible decision-making process, said Luna Yang, Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) research specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station.

“Anyone with an interest in Middle Yegua Creek can become a member of the partnership by participating in meetings and becoming involved in the development of the WPP,” she said.

Middle Yegua Creek above Lake Somerville is a tributary in the Brazos River Basin.

“Water samples collected in Middle Yegua Creek by the Brazos River Authority and TWRI confirmed the presence of bacteria concentrations that were above the applicable standard for recreational activities that may involve water ingestion,” Yang said.

Funding for developing a WPP for Middle Yegua is provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, through the State Nonpoint Source Grant Program.

TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.

For more information, contact Yang at Read more about the watershed at


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