Middle Yegua Creek watershed meeting set for June 11 in Giddings

The public is invited to join the Middle Yegua Creek Watershed Partnership and attend a project meeting on June 11 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, outlining strategies that can improve local water quality.

This will be the partnership’s fifth meeting and will recap discussions during the May 14 meeting and address revisions made to Chapter 5 of the WPP, regarding pollutant load assessment based on stakeholder inputs. Additionally, another chapter of the WPP will be presented.

“At the fifth public meeting, we will discuss possible management measures that can be implemented in the Middle Yegua Creek watershed to reduce bacteria loads entering the creek and its tributaries,” said Luna Yang, Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) research specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station.

“Anyone with an interest in restoring the soundness of Middle Yegua Creek can be a member of the partnership by attending meetings and providing feedback,” 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 primary contact recreational activities, such as swimming, wading and kayaking,” Yang said.

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

For more information, contact Yang at luna.yang@ag.tamu.edu. Read more about the watershed at middleyegua.twri.tamu.edu.


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