LLMBSC WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP

Background

The Lower Laguna Madre/Brownsville Ship Channel (LLMBSC) Watershed is located south of the Arroyo Colorado Watershed and north of the Rio Grande Watershed; and contributes approximately 25 percent of the freshwater flow into the Lower Laguna Madre Bay in Cameron County, Texas. The Br LLMBSC Watershed includes several TCEQ classified segments: the Lower Laguna Madre, (Segment 2491_03), the Lower Laguna Madre (Segment 2491_01), the Brownsville Ship Channel (Segment 2494), Port Isabel Fishing Harbor (Segment 2494A), the Lower Laguna Madre (Segment 2491A), and South Bay (Segment 2493). This watershed includes the City of Brownsville and numerous townships in the surrounding area. The human population of this watershed is approximately 350,000 people.

Funding

Funding provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as part of a Clean Water Act Section 319(h) Grant.

Contact Info

 

Project Overview

The Director of Estuary, Environmental and Special Projects, who is a University of Texas Rio Grande Valley UTRGV) faculty member, serves as the Watershed Coordinator. This will assure a key component is in place to promote sustainability of the project. The diverse group of public officials, special interest groups and agencies participating on the LMPBWP have been asked to provide guidance for the direction of the project and development of the WPP. Input from stakeholders is critical to the success of all watershed planning and implementation efforts and will be sought throughout this project to provide information and assist in identifying BMPs for future implementation. Routine stakeholder meetings are held to provide information about the project objectives, data analysis results, GIS inventory updates and the results of the project.

Outreach Activities

Event Date Presentation
Lower Rio Grande Valley 21st Annual Water Quality Management and Planning Conference May 19-25, 2019 Lower Laguna Madre Estuary Program
Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council Watershed Protection Plan Meeting May 19-25, 2019 LLM/BSC Watershed Protection Plan

Workgroups Meeting Schedule

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Technical Advisory X X X X X
 Agricultural X X X X X
Habitat Coastal X X X X X
Urban and Infrastructure X X X X X
Steering Committee X X X X X X X X X X

Steering Committee and Workgroup Meetings

Date Type of Meeting Meeting Agenda/Notes
10/17/2017 Steering Committee LLMBSC WP FY17Q1_SC_Notes final
02/02/2018 Ag and Habitat Workgroup LLMBSC Feb 2 2018- Annotated
04/25/2018 Steering Committee LLMBSC Apr 25 2018- annotated
05/31/2018 Technical Advisory Workgroup LLMBSC TAWG May 31 2018- annotated
08/08/2018 Steering Committee LLMBSC Aug 8 2018- annotated
12/05/2018 Technical Advisory Workgroup LLMBSC Dec 5 2018-annotated

 

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