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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.

Comment on TMDLs and I-Plan

The public is invited to comment on the following documents:

Both TMDLs and the I-Plan are for indicator bacteria. Look for the yellow "Update" icon on the project pages for links to information about how to comment. Comments are due no later than August 21, 2017.

Comment on the Draft WQMP Update

The public is invited to comment on the July 2017 Update to the Water Quality Management Plan for the State of Texas. The July update includes updates in Appendix I to the TMDLs for Lake Houston Watersheds in the Houston-Galveston Region. All comments must be received at the TCEQ no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 12, 2017.

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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