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 Public meeting or a Coordination Commitee meeting.
December 6, 2016 - Meeting SummaryAugust 10, 2017 - Meeting SummaryNovember 11, 2017 - Meeting SummaryNovember 18, 2018 - Meeting SummaryJanuary 30, 2020 - Meeting Summary
January 29, 2019 - Meeting SummaryMarch 12, 2019 - Meeting SummaryMay 23, 2019 - Meeting SummaryDecember 10, 2019 - Meeting SummaryJune 30, 2020 - Meeting SummaryJune 30, 2020 - Meeting Summary
December 6, 2016 - PresentationAugust 10, 2017 - PresentationNovember 14, 2017 - PresentationJanuary 10, 2018 - Presentation
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.
Steven JohnstonSenior Plannersteven.email@example.com
Houston-Galveston Area Council