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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.

Comment on Draft TMDLs for Tributaries of the Mid Neches River

The public is invited to comment on the proposed TMDLs for bacteria in Tributaries of the Neches River below Lake Palestine in the Neches River Basin. Community stakeholders advised TCEQ on the development of these TMDLs, with facilitation and technical support from the Texas Water Resources Institute. Written comments must be received at the TCEQ no later than midnight on April 25, 2022. TCEQ is hosting a public meeting to receive oral comments from stakeholders on April 13, 2022.

EPA Approves TMDLs

From January 31, 2022 through Feburary 2, 2022, EPA approved the indicator-bacteria TMDLs for Arenosa Creek, Caney Creek, Hillebrandt Bayou, and the Corpus Christi Beaches at Cole Park and Ropes Park.

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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