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North Bosque River TMDL Work Group

Announcements and summaries of the meetings of the North Bosque River TMDL Work Group, formed in October 2020 to consider next steps for implementing TMDLs to reduce phosphorus in the affected river segments (1255 and 1226).

photo of the North Bosque River

In all its projects, TCEQ gathers opinion and information from people who live or work in a watershed. TCEQ uses the term "stakeholders" to refer to individuals and organizations that use a water resource, or contribute or control pollution to it. This includes people who represent government, permitted facilities, agriculture, business, environmental, and community and private interests in the watershed. 

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About the Work Group

The North Bosque River TMDL Work Group was formed from volunteers in October 2020, at the direction of the North Bosque River TMDL stakeholders at their September 1, 2020 meeting. The purpose of the work group is to evaluate the success of TMDL implementation and develop recommendations for next steps in managing water quality in the North Bosque River. Meetings about TMDL project are open to everyone; however, only work group members will participate in voting or consensus decision making. Read more about the North Bosque River TMDL Implementation project.

Public participation in the work group requires a significant commitment of resources and time from both TCEQ and stakeholders. This commitment may be as important to the success of a TMDL project as the technical aspects.

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Meeting Announcements

The next meeting has not yet been scheduled.

Meeting Records

November 12, 2020 Meeting

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Membership

Organization Name Title
Texas Farm Bureau Jay Bragg Associate Director, Commodity and Regulatory Activities, Government Affairs
Texas Association of Dairymen Darren Turley Executive Director
James D. Bradbury, PLLC Jim Bradbury Attorney, Agricultural Law
Biogas Development, LLC Arden Vance Kemler Chief Resource Officer
Waco, City of Paul Cain Assistant City Manager
Lloyd, Gosselink, Rochelle, & Townsend, P.C. Lauren Kalisek Attorney for City of Waco
TCEQ Region 4 Michael Martin Team Leader, Stephenville Special Projects Office
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Jennifer Bronson-Warren Water Quality Program, Water Resources Branch
Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board T.J. Helton Program Lead, Nonpoint Source Program
Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board John Foster Policy Advisor and Intergovernmental Affairs Lead
Formerly of Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER) Anne McFarland, PhD Resident and former TIAER Bosque project manager
The Bosque River Coalition Jenna J. Walker,
MA Geo
Liaison
Blackland’s Research Center, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Jaehak Jeong, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Professor
McLennan Community College Elaine Fagner, Ed.D., P.G. Geology Professor
Haley and Olson, Attorneys Charlie Olson Owns land on the river near Valley Mills; lives in Waco.
Represents Flat Top Ranch Will Beecherl  

For More Information

Please e-mail tmdl@tceq.texas.gov and put “North Bosque River TMDL project” in the subject line. Or call us at 512-239-6682.

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