The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is hosting two meetings in May for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect the mid and lower Cibolo Creek watershed.
The Mid and Lower Cibolo Creek watershed is in Guadalupe, Bexar, Wilson and Karnes counties. The headwaters of the watershed are in the developing I-35 corridor north and east of San Antonio. Cibolo Creek meanders south approximately 90 stream miles before its confluence with the San Antonio River and includes Martinez Creek, Salatrillo Creek and Clifton Branch.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has listed the Lower Cibolo Creek as an impaired water body for primary contact recreation due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. The Mid and Lower Cibolo Creek watershed also has concerns for elevated levels of nitrate, total phosphorus and depressed dissolved oxygen levels, which can hinder aquatic life.
With this project, TWRI and the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) are working together to assist local stakeholders in the development of a watershed protection plan (WPP), which will identify the best management practices to achieve the water quality improvement and watershed protection goals identified by stakeholders.
As a program specialist for Texas Water Resources Institute, Ward Ling assists stakeholders with the development and implementation of watershed-based plans. Before joining TWRI, Ward served as the watershed coordinator for the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed and the Mill Creek Watershed for over a decade as well as being a member of the total maximum daily load team at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, where he managed projects focused on restoring water quality across the state.
San Antonio River Authority
TR-512 Mid and Lower Cibolo Creek Watershed Protection Plan
Clare Entwistle Escamilla, Xiao Shen, Michael Schramm and Lucas Gregory
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Mid and Lower Cibolo Creek Watershed Protection Plan
Funding for this project was provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board through the State Nonpoint Source Grant Program.