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Arroyo Colorado: Implementing Low Impact Development (LID) Practices, Phase 2

A project to fund additional LID projects 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. The EPA and TCEQ supported a similar LID project, Arroyo Colorado: Implementing LID Practices, Phase 1, with a previous grant.

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Project Description

This project put multiple high-visibility LID practices in place throughout the Valley and the Arroyo Colorado watershed. Texas A&M–Kingsville and local partners also monitored the performance of the LID measures and conducted tours and other public education activities.

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For More Information

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