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Arroyo Colorado: Implementing Low Impact Development (LID) Practices, Phase 1

A project to fund LID projects in various cities in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, implementing part of the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan (WPP)


The Arroyo Colorado, which drains much of the Lower Rio Grande Valley region, has high bacteria and low dissolved oxygen levels in its tidal reach. Rapid growth is placing increased pressure on public lands to accommodate rainwater runoff from developing properties.

In response, the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership was formed. They published their WPP in January 2007, which calls for promoting low impact development. 

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Project Description

This project is installing multiple high-visibility LID practices throughout the Valley and the Arroyo Colorado watershed. Texas A&M–Kingsville and local partners will also monitor the performance of the LID measures, and conduct tours and other public education activities.

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For More Information

To find out more about the NPS Program, call 512-239-6682 or e-mail us at nps@tceq.texas.gov.

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