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Brazos River and Associated Bay and Estuary System Stakeholder Committee and Expert Science Team

Created by the 80th Texas Legislature in recognition of the importance that the ecological soundness of our riverine, bay, and estuary systems and riparian lands is essential to the economy, health, and well-being of our state.

The next meeting of the Brazos River and Associated Bay and Estuary System Basin and Bay Stakeholder Committee (BBASC) will be held on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be held at the Brazos River Authority Central Office, located at 4600 Cobbs Drive, Waco, Texas.  

Environmental Flow Recommendations

The Environmental Flow Regime Recommendations Report from the Brazos River Basin and Bay Expert Science Team (BBEST) was submitted on March 1, 2012. The final report and appendices can be viewed through the following links.

The Environmental Flow Regime Recommendations Report from the Brazos River Basin and Bay Stakeholder Committee (BBASC) was submitted on August 31, 2012. The final report can be viewed through the following links.

Work Plan for Adaptive Management

New On November 13, 2013, the Brazos River and Associated Bay and Estuary System Basin and Bay Stakeholder Committee (BBASC) submitted their Work Plan Report for approval to the Environmental Flows Advisory Group. The Work Plan can be found at the following link below:

 

Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee (BBASC)

The Texas Water Code requires the creation of several Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committees for specific river basin and bay systems listed in the Texas Water Code §11.23620 Exit the TCEQ. (map: geographical extent of priority basins).

These Committees have specific tasks to perform to assist with the work of the Environmental Flows Advisory Group. One of the tasks the Committees are to perform is to establish a Basin and Bay Expert Science Team. Each Basin and Bay Expert Science Team will develop an environmental flow analyses and a recommended environmental flow regime for their specific river basin and bay system.

Members of the Brazos River and associated bay and estuary system Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee (BBASC)

 

Interest Group

Dale Spurgin, Chair

Regional Water Planning Groups

Tom Michel, Vice-Chair

Regional Water Planning Groups

Cindy Bartos

Recreational Water Users

David Blackburn

Municipalities

Tom Conry

Municipalities

Phil Ford

River Authorities

Willie Gavranovic

Agricultural Irrigation

Jeff Goodwin

Free Range Livestock

Horace Grace

Groundwater Conservation Districts

Brian Hays

Free-Range Livestock

Ken Kramer

Environmental Interests

Joe Langdon

Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Dan Loomis

Recreational Water Users

Ed Lowe

Environmental Interests

Ned Meister

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Curt Mowery

Agricultural Irrigation

Tommy O'Brien

Municipalities

Keith Pate

Environmental Interests

Mary Ruth Rhodenbaugh

Public Interest Groups

Patrick Riley

Commercial Fishermen

Eddie Saucedo

Refining

Gary Spicer

Electricity Generation

SuEllen Staggs

Municipalities

Kevin Wagner

Public Interest Groups

Meetings of the Brazos River and associated bay and estuary system Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee (BBASC)

 

January 21, 2011

February 25, 2011

April 26, 2011

June 28, 2011

August 23, 2011

October 25, 2011

January 24, 2012

February 28, 2012

March 27, 2012

April 24, 2012

May 30-31, 2012

June 27-28, 2012

July 17, 2012

July 30 - 31, 2012

August 15 - 16, 2012

August 28, 2012

January 31, 2013

July 9, 2013

October 8, 2013,(Conference Call)

December 2, 2013, (Conference Call)

 

Basin and Bay Area Expert Science Team (BBEST)

The Texas Water Code requires the creation of several Basin and Bay Area Expert Science Teams for specific river basin and bay systems listed in the Texas Water Code 11.02362 Exit the TCEQ. ( map: geographical extent of priority basins).

These Teams have specific tasks to perform to assist with the work of the Environmental Flows Advisory Group.  Each Basin and Bay Expert Science Team will develop an environmental flow analyses and a recommended environmental flow regime for their specific river basin and bay system.

Members of the Brazos River and associated bay and estuary system Basin and Bay Expert Science Team

  • Tom Gooch (Chair)
  • Kirk Winemiller (Vice-Chair)
  • Tim Bonner
  • Jack Davis
  • David Dunn
  • Dan Gise
  • George Guillen
  • Tiffany Morgan
  • Philip Price

Meetings of the Brazos River and associated bay and estuary system Basin and Bay Expert Science Team (BBEST)

 

April 19, 2011

May 23, 2011

June 13, 2011

July 19, 2011

August 16, 2011

September 21, 2011

October 26, 2011

November 30, 2011

January 11, 2012 (conference call)

May 11, 2012

 

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For answers to any other questions about this stakeholder committee or expert science team, please call or e-mail Leslie Patterson at 512-239-6655 or through the main Water Supply Division line, 512-239-4691.