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News from the Texas TMDL Program

News announcements including proposed plans for public comment, approved plans, conferences, and opportunities to submit proposals for contracts.

The TMDL Program sets targets for improved quality in surface waters. Communities in the watersheds work together to develop implementation plans (I-Plans) to achieve those targets.

See the Calendar for the TMDL Program for scheduled stakeholder meetings.

Commission Adopts TMDLs

On August 24, the commission adopted seven TMDLs for the San Jacinto River, East and West Forks; Lake Houston; and Crystal Creek Watersheds. See this TMDL report on the Web page for the Houston-Galveston Bacteria project TMDLs.

Communities Working Together

The Upper Guadalupe River Authority (UGRA) hosted its 13th annual River Clean Up on Saturday, July 28, 2016. A record 443 participants collected 9,200 pounds of trash. Read the UGRA's recap of the event Exit the TCEQ and check out their slide show Exit the TCEQ. Learn about the TMDL project for the Guadalupe River Above Canyon Lake.

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Training, Events, and Workshops

Texas Watershed Steward Training. This free workshop related to the Lake O' the Pines and Big Cypress watersheds will be held on October 4, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to noon. The training will include an overview of water quality and watershed management in Texas, but will primarily focus on area water quality issues, including current and future efforts to help improve and protect the Lake O' the Pines and Big Cypress watersheds. Get more details in the Get Involved section of our Lake O' the Pines project page.

Texas A&M offers several opportunities for Natural Resource Training and Watershed Planning Exit the TCEQ. Topics include:

  • Outreach for Natural Resource Professionals
  • Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystem Workshops
  • Introduction to ArcGIS10

Texas AgriLife's Watershed Steward Program Exit the TCEQ is offering an online course Exit the TCEQ. The Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) program provides science-based, watershed education to help citizens identify and take action to address local water quality impairments. Texas Watershed Stewards learn about the nature and function of watersheds, potential impairments, and strategies for watershed protection.

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Contact Us

Send us an e-mail at or call 512-239-6682.

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