The streams addressed by this project are located within the Brazos-Colorado Coastal Basin, referred to as Basin 13. The Basin covers a large geographic area, and includes all or a portion of 20 cities, villages, and census-designated places and six counties: Austin, Brazoria, Colorado, Fort Bend, Matagorda, and Wharton.
H-GAC will analyze bacteria impairments on the segments and assessment units in Basin 13:
H-GAC will also analyze use concerns for bacteria for the following segments and AUs, identified in the draft 2014 Texas Integrated Report of Surface Water Quality for Clean Water Act Sections 305(b) and 303(d).
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This effort will be a multi-year process to identify, plan, and address bacteria impairments across the basin in coordination with local stakeholders. The entire basin will be reviewed, with each watershed addressed individually based on water quality data and stakeholder feedback. Watersheds with common issues may be grouped together for implementation efforts to encourage collaboration between stakeholders.
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Year One: Basin Characterization Report for the Brazos-Colorado Coastal Basin for Indicator Bacteria
Year Two: Basin Characterization Report for the Brazos-Colorado Coastal Basin for Indicator Bacteria
Coordination Committtee meeting details coming soon.
The meeting was open to residents, businesses, governments, community organizations, and other stakeholders interested in taking part in the ongoing effort.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) provided an overview of environmental data collected in Caney Creek related to better bacteria and the nature of water quality impairments.
Meeting attendees participated in a group discussion on the unique challenges and opportunities in Caney Creek, and made recommendations for the Coordination Committee.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) conducted a review of Basin 13 and collected environmental data in Caney Creek to better understand sources of bacteria and the nature of water quality impairments. The information collected, along with water quality monitoring data, was used to revise a Basin Characterization Report, which identified the water quality issues in the basin in 2016. Using the report data and other input, H-GAC and stakeholders will begin to address bacteria impairments across the basin.
H-GAC staff presented watershed management tools and options available to residents, businesses, and governments to reduce the impairments.
Steven JohnstonSenior Planner (832)-681-2579 email@example.com