The Houston-Galveston Area Council is developing a partnership with local governments and community organizations in the San Jacinto-Brazos Coastal Basin to better understand the sources of bacteria and develop cost-effective voluntary solutions.
The streams addressed by this project are located within the San Jacinto-Brazos Coastal Basin, referred to as Basin 11. The Basin covers a large geographic area, and includes all or a portion of 50 cities, villages, and census-designated places and four counties: Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris.
This 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 the 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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Download Basin Characterization Reports for the San Jacinto-Brazos Coastal Basin for Indicator Bacteria.
Download Year One's Report
Download Year Two's Report
The input of local stakeholders will be crucial to this plan's success. Here’s how you can help.
Delve into the data driving the creation of the bacteria reduction plans, attend a Coordination Commitee meeting.
Meeting 1Presentation (November 8, 2018)
Meeting 2Presentation (January 29, 2019)
Meeting 3Presentation (March 12, 2019)
Meeting 4Thursday, May 233 to 5 p.m.Brazoria County Public Library401 E. Cedar St., Angleton
Meeting 1Presentation (December 6, 2016)
Meeting 2Presentation (August 10, 2017)
Meeting 3Presentation (November 14, 2017)
Meeting 4Chocolate Bayou Coordination Committee MeetingPresentation (January 10, 2018)
Meeting 5Thursday, June 13, 2019 4 to 6 p.m.Brazoria County Public Library105 S Gordon St., Alvin
Work Group Meetings
Please email Steven Johnston at Steven.Johnston@h-gac.com for more information.
Twice a year, local eleceted officials and community leaders will come together to discuss the progress made within the basin and provide crucial deedback on the bacteria reduction plans being developed.
Several plans to address bacteria reduction are ongoing in Dickinson Bayou, Highland Bayou, Clear Creek, Armand Bayou, and Bastrop Bayou.
Chocolate Bay Watershed Bacteria Reduction Public Meeting Thursday, January 30 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Alvin Public Library 105 S. Gordon St. Alvin, TX 77511
Light refreshments will be provided! For additional information regarding this event, please contact us at 281-388-4300.
Steven JohnstonSenior Planner832-681-2579 firstname.lastname@example.org
Houston-Galveston Area Council