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Environmental Flows Advisory Group

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 has on the economy, health, and well-being of our state.

New Information The June 2013 report of the Environmental Flows Advisory Group can be found below:

Texas Environmental Flows Advisory Group: Report to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House- June, 2013

The December 2010 report of the Environmental Flows Advisory Group can be found below:

Texas Environmental Flows Advisory Group: Report to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House - December 2010

 

Revised Environmental Flows Timeline

Modifications to the schedule for the development of environmental flow regime recommendations and the adoption of environmental flow standards were adopted at the Environmental Flows Advisory Group hearing on Thursday, May 27, 2010. The revised schedule documents can be found here.

In recognition of the importance that the ecological soundness of our riverine, bay, and estuary systems and riparian lands has on the economy, health, and well-being of our state, the 80th Texas Legislature created the Environmental Flows Advisory Group (Texas Water Code, Section 11.0236)Exit TCEQ.

Membership

This Advisory Group is composed of the following nine members:

  • Senator Troy Fraser, Co-presiding Officer
  • Representative Allan Ritter, Co-presiding Officer
  • Senator Glenn Hegar, Jr.
  • Senator Joan Huffman
  • Representative Jodie Laubenberg
  • Representative Doug Miller
  • Bech K. Bruun, Texas Water Development Board
  • Commissioner Richard "Dick" Scott, Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
  • Commissioner Bryan W. Shaw, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Purpose

The Environmental Flows Advisory Group will conduct public hearings and study public policy implications for balancing the demands on the water resources of the state resulting from a growing population and the requirements of the riverine, bay, and estuary systems. In the course of their study, this Advisory Group will look at items including granting permits for instream flows dedicated to environmental needs or bay and estuary inflows, use of the Texas Water Trust, and any other issues that the advisory group determines have importance and relevance to the protection of environmental flows.

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For answers to any other questions about the Advisory Group please call Leslie Patterson at 512-239-4691.