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News from the Texas TMDL Program

News announcements including proposed TMDLs or I-Plans for public comment, adopted TMDLs or approved I-Plans, and training opportunities.

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.

Consideration of Withdrawal of TMDLs for Nickel in the Houston Ship Channel

The TCEQ is considering withdrawing the Nickel TMDLs that were previously established in 2003 for the Houston Ship Channel area. Stakeholders are invited to attend a meeting on June 17, 2020, to discuss this issue. See more information and details about the meeting on the Houston Ship Channel TMDL webpage.

Apply for 2021 Nonpoint Source Grants

On June 1, 2020, TCEQ posted its Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) for nonpoint source projects under the Clean Water Act Section 319(h) Grant Program.

Solicitation Name: RFGA FY2021 Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 319(h) Grant
Solicitation Number: 582-20-13264
Proposal Due Date: July 17th, 2020 at 3:00 PM (Central Time)

Training, Events, and Workshops

Texas A&M offers several opportunities for training in various aspects of Watershed PlanningExit the TCEQ.

Texas Water Resources Institute offers training in Urban Riparian and Stream RestorationExit the TCEQ.

Texas AgriLife's Watershed Steward ProgramExit the TCEQ offers an online courseExit the TCEQ.

Contact the TMDL Program

Send us an e-mail at or call 512-239-6682.

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