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Nueces River and Corpus Christi and Baffin Bays Basin and Bay Area 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.

Environmental Flow Recommendations and Work Plan

New InformationThe final recommendations report of the Nueces BBASC can be found here.

New InformationThe final recommendations report of the Nueces BBEST can be found here.

New InformationThe SAC review of the Nueces BBEST recommendations can be found here.

New InformationOn November 30, 2012, the Nueces River and Corpus Christi and Baffin Bays Basin and Bay Stakeholder Committee (BBASC) submitted their Work Plan Report for approval to the Environmental Flows Advisory Group. The work plan can be viewed here.

Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee

The Texas Water Code requires the creation of several Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committees for specific river basin and bay systems listed in Texas Water Code Section 11.02362 Exit 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 analysis and a recommended environmental flow regime for their specific river basin and bay system.

Members of the Nueces River and Corpus Christi and Baffin Bays Stakeholder Committee

  • Con Mims, Chair
  • James Dodson, Vice-Chair
  • John Adams
  • Ray Allen
  • James Bader
  • Tom Ballou
  • Scotty Bledsoe
  • Richard Bowers
  • Dr. Edward J. Buskey
  • Paul Carangelo
  • J. Allen Carnes
  • Teresa Carrillo
  • George Driskill
  • Rocky Freund
  • Andy Garza
  • Gus Gonzalez
  • George "Timo" Hixon
  • Susan Lynch
  • Mike Mahoney
  • Jim Naismith
  • Joel Pigg
  • Carola G. Serrato
  • Buddy Stanley
  • Pat Suter
  • Ross Thompson
  • Dr. Wes Tunnell

Past Nueces River and Corpus Christi and Baffin Bays Stakeholder Committee Meetings

July 22, 2009

October 21, 2009

January 20, 2010

April 21, 2010

October 20, 2010

January 19, 2011

 

April 20, 2011

 

October 19, 2011

 

January 25, 2012

February 22, 2012

March 28, 2012

April 25, 2012

May 23, 2012

June 20, 2012

July 25, 2012

August 22, 2012

 

Basin and Bay Area Expert Science Team

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 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 Nueces River and Corpus Christi and Baffin Bays Basin and Bay Expert Science Team

  • Tom Arsuffi, PhD
  • Dave Buzan
  • Ken Dunton, PhD
  • Rocky Freund
  • Ben Hodges, PhD
  • David Hoeinghaus, PhD
  • Ryan Smith
  • Lonnie Stewart
  • Greg Stunz, PhD
  • Jace Tunnell
  • Sam Vaugh, P.E.
  • Lance Williams, PhD

BBEST Reimbursement Documents

Meetings of the Nueces River and Corpus Christi and Baffin Bays Basin and Bay Expert Science Team (BBEST)

June 21, 2010

July 23, 2010

August 27, 2010

October 22, 2010

December 10, 2010

January 28, 2011

March 25, 2011

 

April 29, 2011

Introduction to Flow Regime Recommendation Implementation Concepts

 

May 20, 2011

 

June 24, 2011

Thoughts on Intermittent Streams

Nueces Estuary, Hydrology, Hydrodynamics & Salinity

July 29, 2011

TX Blend Model Calibration and Validation

Comparison of Two Hydrology Datasets & Tx BLEND Model on Salinity in Nueces Bay

Stunz Estuary Committee Update

August 15, 2011

Stunz Estuary Committee Update, August 2011

September 23, 2011

West Nueces at Bracketville Pulses

Estuary Subcommittee Goals

October 7, 2011

Nueces HEFR Decision Flow Chart

Nueces BBEST Biological Overlay, Use of Instream Habitat Modeling

Estuarine Link

Nueces River Basin Water Quality Overlay

 

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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.