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Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers and Galveston 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 InformationThe next meeting of the Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers and Galveston Bay Basin and Bay Stakeholder Committee (BBASC) will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.  The meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and will be held at the San Jacinto River Authority offices located at 1577 Damsite Road, Conroe, Texas, 77304.

Environmental Flow Recommendations

Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee recommendations

Two separate recommendations were submitted by the members of the BBASC. They can be found below along with the transmittal letter to the Environmental Flows Advisory Group and a list of the members who endorsed each recommendation.

Basin and Bay Expert Science Team recommendations

The Final Environmental Flows Recommendations Report from the Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers and Galveston Bay Basin and Bay Expert Science Team can be found here.

Work Plan for Adaptive Management

On May 4, 2012, the Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers and Galveston Bay 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.

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

Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee

The Texas Water Code requires the creation of several Basin and Bay Areas Stakeholder Committees for specific river basin and bay systems listed in the Texas Water Code 11.02362Exit 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 Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers and Galveston Bay Stakeholder Committee

 

Interest Group

John Bartos, Chair

Environmental Interests

Jace Houston, Vice Chair

River Authorities

Scott Alford

Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Terry Anderson

Public Interest Groups

James K. Brite, Jr.

Free-Range Livestock

Glenda L. Callaway

Environmental Interests

Jun Chang, P.E.

Municipalities

William Goldston

Recreational Water Users

Zachary Holland

Groundwater Conservation Districts

Kathy Turner Jones

Groundwater Conservation Districts

Ken Kramer

Environmental Interests

Gená Leathers

Chemical Manufacturing

Glynna Leiper

Refining

Ted Long

Electric Generation

Thomas A. "Tom" Michel

Groundwater Conservation Districts

Paul Nelson

Regional Water Planning Groups

James M. "Jim" Oliver

River Authorities

James M. "Jim" Parks

River Authorities

Denis Qualls

Municipalities

Adam Sinclair

Mining

Lori Traweek

Recreational Water Users

Kevin Ward

River Authorities

George A. "Pudge" Willcox

Agricultural Irrigation

Tracy Woody

Commercial Fishermen

Past Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers and Galveston Bay Stakeholder Committee Meetings

August 27, 2008

October 2, 2008

November 13, 2008

December 18, 2008

April 2, 2009

May 6, 2009

July 1, 2009

September 2, 2009

November 4, 2009

January 6, 2010

February 3, 2010

February 23, 2010

March 18, 2010

April 7, 2010

Overview of National Wildlife Federation calculation of consolidated inflow criteria for mid-range inflows to Galveston BayThemes From Interviews of BBASC

April 15, 2010

May 5, 2010

May 19, 2010

July 3, 2013

November 6, 2013

 

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 Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers and Galveston Bay Basin and Bay Expert Science Team

  • William H. Espey, Chair
  • L. James Lester, Vice Chair
  • Richard Browning
  • David Buzan
  • Woody Frossard
  • George Guillen
  • Robert W. McFarlane
  • Alan H. Plummer
  • Antonietta Quigg
  • Sammy Ray
  • Mike Reedy
  • Tony L. Smith
  • Joseph F. Trungale
  • Mike Turco
  • Jarrett (Woody) Olen Woodrow, Jr.
  • Robert Brandes, Ph.D., P.E. - Texas Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee Liaison (Primary)
  • Mary Kelly - Texas Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee Liaison (Secondary)

BBEST Reimbursement Documents

BBEST Resources

Past Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers and Galveston Bay Basin and Bay Expert Science Team Meetings

December 18, 2008

  • The December 18, 2008 meeting of the Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers and Galveston Bay Expert Science Team was held in conjunction with the Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee. For information on agenda, attendees, handouts and presentations, please see the material above.

January 15, 2009

February 11, 2009

March 11, 2009

April 8, 2009

May 13, 2009

June 10, 2009

July 2, 2009

August 13, 2009

October 19, 2009

November 12, 2009

Work Plan Development

After submitting their environmental flow standards and strategies to the TCEQ, the Texas Water Code requires that the basin and bay stakeholders committee, assisted by the basin and bay expert science team, prepare a work plan that establishes a periodic review of the environmental flow recommendations, prescribes monitoring and studies, and establishes a schedule for continuing validation or refinement of the environmental flow recommendations.  The work plan must be submitted to the Environmental Flows Advisory Group for approval.

Meetings on Work Plan Development

October 6, 2010 (Joint BBASC/BBEST Meeting)

October 26, 2010 (BBEST Meeting)

December 6, 2010 (BBEST Meeting)

January 5, 2011 (Joint BBASC/BBEST Meeting)

August 3, 2011 (Joint BBASC/BBEST Meeting)

February 29, 2012

 

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