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Guadalupe, San Antonio, Mission, and Aransas Rivers and Mission, Copano, Aransas, and San Antonio Bays Basin and Bay 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 have on the economy, health, and well-being of our state.

New Information The next meeting of the Guadalupe, San Antonio, Mission, and Aransas Rivers and Mission, Copano, Aransas, and San Antonio Bays BBASC is scheduled for Friday, April 11th, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the GBRA River Annex located at 905 Nolan Street in Seguin, Texas.

Environmental Flow Recommendations

Environmental Flow Recommendations Reports and associated BBASC, BBEST, and SAC documents.

BBASC Environmental Flow Recommendations

The Environmental Flows Recommendation Report from the Guadalupe, San Antonio, Mission, and Aransas Rivers and Mission, Copano, Aransas, and San Antonio Bays Basin and Bay Stakeholder Committee (BBASC) was submitted on September 1, 2011 and can be found below.

Environmental Flows Standards and Strategies Recommendations Report

Report Appendices

Work Plan for Adaptive Management

The Work Plan for Adaptive Management from the Guadalupe, San Antonio, Mission, and Aransas Rivers and Mission, Copano, Aransas, and San Antonio Bays Basin and Bay Stakeholder Committee (BBASC) was submitted on May 25, 2012, and can be found below.

Work Plan for Adaptive Management

The Science Advisory Committee's (SAC) review and comments on the BBASC Work Plan Report can be viewed here.

BBEST Environmental Flow Recommendations

The Final Environmental Flows Recommendations Report from the Guadalupe, San Antonio, Mission and Aransas Rivers and Mission, Copano, Aransas, and San Antonio Bays Expert Science Team (BBEST) was completed on March 1, 2011 and can be found here .

Texas Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee (SAC) review comments on the Guadalupe and San Antonio Rivers, San Antonio Bay and Aransas-Copano Bay Basin and Bay Expert Science Team (BBEST) Environmental Flows Recommendations Report, dated March 1, 2011.

 

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 §11.02362Exit 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 Guadalupe, San Antonio, Mission and Aransas Rivers and Mission, Copano, Aransas, and San Antonio Bays Stakeholder Committee (BBASC)

Interest Group

Suzanne Scott, Chair

River Authority

Dianne Wassenich, Vice Chair

Public Interest

Bill Braden

Agricultural Irrigation

Tyson Broad

Environmental

Jack Campbell

Commercial Fisherman

Thurman S. Clements, Jr.

Groundwater Conservation District

David Crow

Free-Range Livestock

Paula DiFonzo

Municipality

Ken Dunton

Environmental

Jennifer Ellis

Recreational Water User

Garrett Engelking

Public Interest

Steven Fotiades

Chemical

Jay Gray

Confined Animal Feeding Operation

Chris Hale

Public Interest

Jerry James

Municipality

Everett Johnson

Recreational Water User

David Mauk

Regional Water Planning Groups

Mike Mecke

Soil & Water Conservation District

Milan Michalec

Groundwater Conservation District

Con Mims

Regional Water Planning Group

James Lee Murphy

River Authority

Mike Peters

Refining

Robert Puente

Municipality

Roland Ruiz

Groundwater Conservation District

Kimberly Stoker

Electric Generation

Meetings of the Guadalupe, San Antonio, Mission and Aransas Rivers and Mission, Copano, Aransas, and San Antonio Bays Stakeholder Committee (BBASC)

December 15, 2009

January 11, 2010

March 1, 2010

April 7, 2010, Joint BBASC/BBEST Meeting, Victoria, Texas

May 5, 2010

June 2, 2010

July 7, 2010

August 4, 2010

September 1, 2010

October 6, 2010

November 3, 2010

December 1, 2010

January 12, 2011

February 2, 2011

March 2, 2011

April 6, 2011

April 19, 2011

May 4, 2011

May 19, 2011

June 1, 2011

July 6, 2011

July 18 & 19, 2011

July 28, 2011

August 2 & 3, 2011

August 16, 2011

August 29, 2011

 

October 11, 2011

 

 

November 17, 2011

 

Draft Work Plan for Adaptive Management: Part II, Bays and Estuaries

February 16, 2012

Draft Work Plan for Adaptive Management: Part II, Bays and Estuaries

  • Presentations

Freshwater Inflow: Determining Flow Regimes in the Face of Land Use Change

 

April 12, 2012

Chapter 298 Environmental Flow Standards for Surface Water

     

    May 10, 2012

    Work Plan for Adaptive Management

    Final Draft Letter BBASC to the TCEQ Concerning the Rulemaking Process

     

    August 23, 2012

    San Antonio Bay Day News Release

    The Future of San Antonio Bay

    • Presentations

    Balancing Freshwater Inflows in a Changing Environment

    Adopted Environmental Flow Standards

     

    October 30, 2012

    Efforts to Secure Funding for the Work Plan Elements of the Senate Bill 3 Environmental Flows Process as Related to the Guadalupe and Mission-Aransas Estuaries

     

    February 28, 2013

    GSA BBASC Letter to SAC Regarding E-Flows Process

    SAC Memo to EFAG Regarding E-Flows Process

     

    June 27, 2013

    NERR-Balancing Freshwater Inflows in a Changing Environment Update

    GBRA Gonzales Reach Instream Flow Study Update

    Lower Guadalupe River Study Update

    RESTORE Charts 

    August 22, 2013

    Computing Discharge Using the Index Velocity Method

    Shoring Up Our Future: A Long-Term Framework for the Texas Coast

    Work Plan Implementation-Dr. Tim Bonner

    November 21, 2013

     

     

    April 11, 2014

    Funding Timeline

    Basin and Bay Expert Science Team (BBEST)

    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 §11.02362Exit 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 egime for their specific river basin and bay system.

     

    Members of the Guadalupe, San Antonio, Mission and Aransas Rivers and Mission, Copano, Aransas, and San Antonio Bays Expert Science Team (BBEST)

     

    • Voting Members
      • Tim Bonner
      • Ed Buskey
      • Mike Gonzales
      • Thom Hardy
      • Scott Holt
      • Norman Johns
      • Warren Pulich
      • Elizabeth Smith
      • Sam Vaugh
    • Non-Voting Members
      • Gregg Eckhardt
      • Debbie Magin

     

    BBEST Reimbursement Documents

     

     

    Meetings of the Guadalupe, San Antonio, Mission and Aransas Rivers and Mission, Copano, Aransas, and San Antonio Bays Expert Science Team(BBEST)

     

     

    April 29, 2010

     

     

    June 11, 2010

     

     

    July 8, 2010

     

     

    August 12, 2010

     

     

    September 14, 2010

     

     

    October 14, 2010

     

     

    November 18, 2010

     

     

    December 20 and 21, 2010

     

     

    January 20, 2011

     

     

    February 3, 2011

     

     

     

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    For answers to any other questions about this stakeholder committee or expert science team, please call Leslie Patterson at 512-239-4691.