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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.
Charlene Bohanon with kids at Earth Day/Bay Day

Charlene Bohanon of the Galveston Bay Foundation teaching kids about water quality at Earth Day/Bay Day.

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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 and Approves I-Plan

On May 25, 2016, the commission adopted two TMDLs for the Mission and Aransas rivers and approved the stakeholders' associated I-Plan.

Comment on Proposed TMDLs

The commission requests comments from the public regarding draft TMDLs for watersheds upstream of Mountain Creek Lake. These TMDLs are part of the Greater Trinity Region project. Written comments are due no later than midnight on June 27, 2016. The TCEQ will hold a public meeting on June 23, 2016 to hear oral comments from the public.

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Training, Events, and Workshops

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 tmdl@tceq.texas.gov or call 512-239-6682.

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