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Texas Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee

The Texas Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee serves as an objective scientific body to advise and make recommendations to the Environmental Flows Advisory Group on issues relating to the science of environmental flow protection and develop recommendations to help provide overall direction, coordination, and consistency.

Texas Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee

The Texas Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee will serve as an objective scientific body to advise and make recommendations to the Environmental Flows Advisory Group on issues relating to the science of environmental flow protection and develop recommendations to help provide overall direction, coordination, and consistency relating to:

  • Environmental flow methodologies for bay and estuary studies and instream flow studies;
  • Environmental flow programs at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and the Texas Water Development Board; and
  • The work of the basin and bay expert science team described in Texas Water Code Section 11.02362Exit TCEQ.

 

Guidance documents developed by the SAC are located on the Environmental Flows Resources website.

2013 Texas Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee (SAC) Funding Recommendations to the Environmental Flows Advisory Group (EFAG). Funding Recommendations to the Environmental Flows Advisory Group

 

Basin and Bay Expert Science Team (BBEST) Review

Framework for SAC Review of BBEST Reports (Second Edition)

Framework for SAC Review of BBEST Reports (First Edition)

SAC Memo: Review Comments on Nueces Report

SAC Memo: Review Comments on Colorado/Lavaca Report

SAC Memo: Review Comments on Guadalupe/San Antonio BBEST Report

SAC Memo: Review Comments on Sabine/Neches BBEST Report

SAC Memo: Review Comments on Trinity/San Jacinto BBEST Report

Members of the Texas Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee

  • Robert Huston, Chair
  • Robert Brandes, PhD, P.E., Vice-Chair
  • Paul Jensen, PhD, P.E.
  • Mary Kelly
  • Fred Manhart
  • Paul Montagna, PhD
  • Edmund Oborny
  • George Ward, PhD
  • James Wiersema

BBEST Reimbursement Documents

Texas Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee Meetings

August 13, 2008

September 3, 2008

October 1, 2008

November 5, 2008

December 5, 2008

January 7, 2009

February 4, 2009

March 4, 2009

April 7, 2009

May 8, 2009

June 5, 2009

July 15, 2009

August 5, 2009

September 9, 2009

October 7, 2009

November 4, 2009

December 2, 2009

January 13, 2010

February 11, 2010

March 17, 2010

April 14, 2010

May 12, 2010

June 15, 2010

July 14, 2010

August 11, 2010

September 8, 2010

October 6, 2010

November 10, 2010

December 8, 2010

January 12, 2011

February 9, 2011

 

May 11, 2011

Presentations

 

June 8, 2011

July 13,2011

August 10, 2011

 

November 2, 2011

Presentations

 

December 14, 2011

 

March 14, 2012

Presentations

 

April 18, 2012

Presentations

July 11, 2012

August 8, 2012

Presentations

Reports and Other Information Provided to the Science Advisory Committee

Review of Desktop Methods for Establishing Environmental Flows in Texas Rivers and Streams

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