Arroyo Colorado: Implementing Low Impact Development (LID) Practices, Phase III
The Arroyo Colorado, which drains much of the Lower Rio Grande Valley region, has high bacteria and low dissolved oxygen levels in its tidal reach. Rapid growth is placing increased pressure on public lands to accommodate rainwater runoff from developing properties.
In response, the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership was formed. They published their WPP in January 2007, which calls for promoting low impact development.
This project will put multiple high-visibility LID practices throughout the Valley and the Arroyo Colorado watershed. Texas A&M–Kingsville and local partners will also:
- monitor the performance of the LID measures,
- evaluate possible modifications to city codes that encourage use of LID practices,
- conduct tours and activities to educate stakeholders about the advantages of low impact development.
The EPA and TCEQ supported two similar projects with previous grants — Arroyo Colorado: Implementing LID Practices, Phase I and Arroyo Colorado: Implementing LID Practices, Phase II.
- Project Fact Sheet (updated semi-annually)
- WPP on the on the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership website
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