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Nueces Estuary Advisory Council

Membership and activities of the Nueces Estuary Advisory Council, a group formed to monitor the implementation of an agreed order issued by the Texas Water Commission.

Next Meeting

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The Nueces Estuary Advisory Council (NEAC) was created by an Agreed Order issued by the Texas Water Commission on March 9, 1992. The council assists the commission to monitor the implementation of provisions in the Agreed Order and makes recommendations to the commission on changes, as needed, to those provisions.

About the Advisory Council

The NEAC meets as needed, but at least once every calendar year. The group is charged with assessing the effectiveness of the water management strategies and operating guidelines for reservoir systems that are contained in the Agreed Order, and with recommending changes to the Agreed Order as needed to the Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Members of the NEAC represent state resource management agencies; local governments; water right permit holders; academic institutions; business coalitions; environmental and conservation groups; wholesale water suppliers; commercial and recreational fishing interests; Lake Corpus Christi/Choke Canyon Reservoir interests; and private citizens.

Meeting Summaries

Members of the Council

Interest Group

  • Chair Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

  • Mr. Larry Lloyd Private Citizen

  • Mr. Ray Allen Coastal Bend Bays and Estuary Program

  • Mr. Steve Hoey Industry Representative

  • Mr. Jace Tunnell The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

  • Mr. Jason Pinchback Texas General Land Office

  • Mr. Paul Carangelo Port of Corpus Christi

  • Ms. Teresa Carrillo Coastal Bend Bays Foundation

  • Ms. Ginny Cross Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce

  • Ms. Rocky A. Freund Nueces River Authority

  • Mr. Steve Ramos City of Corpus Christi

  • Dr. Carla Guthrie Texas Water Development Board

  • Mr. Bill Mahan Save Lake Corpus Christi

  • Ms. Kathleen Mahan Save Lake Corpus Christi

  • Mr. Mike Pusley Private Citizen

  • Mr. Brian Williams San Patricio Municipal Water District

  • Mr. Harry Schulz City of Three Rivers

  • Ms. Carola G. Serrato South Texas Water Authority

  • Ms. Pat Suter Sierra Club

  • Dr. James Tolan Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

  • Dr. Mike Wetz Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

  • Dr. Ben Vaughan, IV Coastal Conservation Association

  • Mr. Michael Barrera City of Mathis

  • Mr. Brien Nicolau Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

For More Information

For more information on NEAC, please contact the Water Availability Division at (512) 239-4600, or e-mail