State hosts meeting on water quality
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Texas AgriLife Research are hosting a public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Pleasanton Fire Station located at 219 West Hunt Street in Pleasanton, Texas, 78064 to discuss water quality in a segment of the Atascosa River.
At the meeting, stakeholders and project staff will discuss the findings from an aquatic life use attainability analyses study that was conducted for the Atascosa River (Segment 2107). The purpose of the ALUAA study is to determine whether the current uses, as outlined in the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, are appropriate. The meeting will review the existing aquatic life uses of the Atascosa River.
At the present time the state of Texas requires that the water quality in the Atascosa River be suitable for swimming, wading, fishing, and a healthy aquatic ecosystem. Assessments have found that dissolved oxygen levels are sometimes lower than the standard established to assure a healthy aquatic ecosystem. More information can be found through the TCEQ’s website.
Stakeholders are encouraged to attend to learn more about this study and share their comments and questions with project staff. Riverfront property owners are especially encouraged to participate.
The meeting is open to the public.