A Texas Watershed Steward workshop is set for 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 17 in Weslaco. The workshop is part of efforts by the Texas Water Resources Institute to improve and protect water quality in the Arroyo Colorado.
The Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership, administered by the Texas Water Resources Institute, a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife, in cooperation with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB), is an innovative gathering of federal, state, and private organizations who meet to improve watershed health, integrate watershed management, and make better use of watershed project funding. The partnership focuses on the interrelated issues of water quantity (supply), water excess (flooding and drainage), habitat, and water quality, particularly runoff pollution concerns.
Jaime Flores, TWRI program coordinator, serves as the watershed coordinator for the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership.
TR-504 Update to the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan
J. Flores, K. Wagner, L. Gregory, J. A. Benavides, T. Cawthon
TR-494 Bacterial Source Tracking to Support Adaptive Management of the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan: Final Report
A.Berthold, J. A. Benavides, E. Casarez, G. Di Giovanni, J. Archuleta-Truesdale
TR-490 Delivering Education Programs Focused on Stakeholder Needs to Address Agricultural NPS in the Arroyo Colorado Watershed
V. Gutierrez, K. Wagner, A. Berthold
TR-480 Implementing Educational Components of the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan
T.A. Berthold, A. Gregory
TR-467 Sustainability of the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership and Continued Implementation of the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan Final Report
J. Flores, T.A. Berthold
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted the Update to the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan, developed by the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership, Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
An educational workshop on redesigning parking lots to collect, filter and redirect stormwater held June 25 in Harlingen was a success, according to Jaime Flores, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program coordinator for the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI).
The Lower Rio Grande Valley - Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Stormwater Task Force hosted its 16th Annual Lower Rio Grande Valley Storm Water Runoff Management and Planning Conference April 8-11 on South Padre Island. The conference included sessions on stormwater regulations, permitting changes, watershed protection plans, floodplain management, low impact development, nonpoint source pollution and other water research. The conference culminated in the Second Annual LRGV-TPDES Stormwater Task Force Fishing Tournament to benefit the Arroyo Colorado Conservancy on April 12.