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Jarbo Bayou, located in Galveston County, is a tributary of Clear Lake. The bayou arises near Shore Boulevard in League City. It flows generally north-northeast to FM 2094, then west-northwest through Clear Lake Shores to Clear Lake. The bayou, about 2.7 miles long, widens considerably downstream of its crossing with Lawrence Road. The watershed is primarily urban, though it does flow a short distance through an undeveloped area of Galveston County. The watershed includes parts of the towns of League City, Kemah, and Clear Lake Shores.
Since 2002, high concentrations of bacteria, which are found in both human and animal waste, have been observed in the bayou. The presence of these bacteria may indicate a health risk to people who swim or wade in the bayou—activities referred to as “contact recreation” in the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards.
The goal of the TMDL project is to improve water quality to protect people who recreate in and along the bayou. The TCEQ and stakeholders developed the Jarbo Bayou TMDL and agreeded to implement the Houston Region Bacteria Implementation Group (BIG) Implementation Plan (I-Plan) in 2015. Commissioners for the TCEQ adopted the Jarbo Bayou TMDL and approved the stakeholder's decsion to implement the BIG I-Plan on January 24, 2018. The TCEQ began this TMDL project in 2013. Researchers from the University of Houston completed the technical work to support the TMDL study. H–GAC facillited the Jarbo Bayou stakeholder watershed planning process.
Jarbo Bayou TMDL
BIG Implementation Plan
Can be found here
Stakeholder have been meeting since December 12, 2013. The Houston-Galveston Area Council, in conjunction with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, cordially invite you to attend meetings to help infom watershed planning decisions and issues related to the bacterial impairment of Jarbo Bayou. All meetings are open to the public.
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September 24, 2015
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Clear Lake Shores Civic Club931 Cedar Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565
April 28, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clear Lake Shores Civic Club 931 Cedar Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565
December 9, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
October 14, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
September 9, 2014 10 AM – 12 PM
September 9, 2014 2 PM – 4 PM
September 11, 2014 10 AM – 12 PM
July 21, 2014 2 PM – 4 PM
League City Civic Center 400 West Walker League City, TX 77573
July 22, 2014 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Kemah Civic Center 800 Harris Avenue Kemah, TX 77565
July 23, 2014 2 PM – 4 PM
Club House 931 Cedar Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565
April 10, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Club House 931 Cedar
Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565
February 27, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 23, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
December 12, 2013
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Steven JohnstonSenior Planner (832)-681-2579 firstname.lastname@example.org
Houston-Galveston Area Council