Kick-off Thompsons Creek watershed protection meeting set for April 10

The public is invited to attend a project kick-off meeting and to join the Thompsons Creek Watershed Partnership on April 10 at 2 p.m. at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Dr, in Bryan.

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 the Thompsons Creek watershed.

“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 Duncan Kikoyo, Ph.D., Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) research specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station.

“Anyone with an interest in Thompsons Creek and its tributaries (Still Creek and Cottonwood Branch) can become a member of the partnership by participating in meetings and becoming involved in the development of the WPP,” he said.

Thompsons Creek is a tributary in the Brazos River Basin and drains part of the City of Bryan.

“Water samples collected in Thompsons Creek, Still Creek and Cottonwood Branch 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,” Kikoyo said.

Funding for developing a Thompsons Creek WPP is provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, through a Clean Water Act Section 319(h) grant from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.

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


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