News from the Texas TMDL Program
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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.
EPA Approves TMDLs
On October 7, 2016, the EPA approved the TMDLs for bacteria in the San Jacinto River, East and West Forks, Lake Houston, and Crystal Creek, at which time they became part of the state's Water Quality Management Plan.
Comment on the Water Quality Management Plan
The draft October 2016 Update to the Water Quality Management Plan is available for public comment. The October 2016 Update includes updates to the TMDLs for Lake Houston Watersheds and to TMDLs for bacteria in waters of the Upper Texas Gulf Coast. See more information about how to submit your comments. The comment period closes December 13, 2016.
Commission Adopts TMDLs
Training, Events, and Workshops
- Outreach for Natural Resource Professionals
- Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystem Workshops
- Introduction to ArcGIS10
Texas AgriLife's Watershed Steward Program is offering an online course . 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.
Send us an e-mail at email@example.com or call 512-239-6682.