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News from the Texas TMDL Program

News announcements including proposed plans for public comment, approved plans, conferences, and opportunities to submit proposals for contracts.


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.

Comment on Update to the Water Quality Management Plan

The public is invited to comment on the draft April 2019 Update to the Water Quality Management Plan. The draft WQMP includes updates to bacteria and dissolved oxygen TMDLs for Upper Oyster Creek, bacteria TMDLs for Buffalo and Whiteoak Bayous and Lake Houston Upstream Watersheds in the Houston-Galveston area, and a TMDL for bacteria in Gilleland Creek. The public comment period ends June 10, 2019.

Training, Events, and Workshops

Texas A&M offers several opportunities for Watershed Planning Exit the TCEQ.

Texas AgriLife's Watershed Steward Program Exit the TCEQ is offering an online course Exit the TCEQ. 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.

Contact the TMDL Program

Send us an e-mail at tmdl@tceq.texas.gov or call 512-239-6682.

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