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Coordinating Facilitation and Implementation of the Attoyac Bayou Watershed Protection Plan and Monitoring Implementation Effectiveness

The watershed coordinator will also focus on facilitating and supporting effective implementation of the WPP. This will be accomplished by continuing to work with watershed stakeholders to identify specific implementation needs across the watershed. Support will also be provided to assist stakeholders acquire the needed funds to implement the plan. Maintaining contact with parties implementing aspects of the WPP and documenting implementation success will also be critical. This successful implementation of the plan will also be relayed to watershed stakeholders and agencies alike.

Development of a Watershed Protection Plan for Mid and Lower Cibolo Creek

Project Goals/Objectives: Project Goals include: 1) Develop local watershed committee to solicit input and encourage participation of local stakeholders; 2) Complete assessment of pollutants by reviewing existing water quality data, conducting an inventory of point and nonpoint sources, land use data and known stressors influencing water quality; 3) Conduct water quality monitoring, analyze data, assess loadings and determine origin and distribution; 4) Develop watershed protection plan, establishing goals and objectives, load allocations, strategies and timetables for impl

Implementation of the Leon River Water Protection Plan through Technical and Financial Assistance to Repair or Replace Failing On-Site Sewage Facilities in Hamilton County

Project Goals/Objectives: 1) Identify and inspect on-site sewage facilities (OSSFs); 2) Promote the availability of technical and financial assistance to homeowners; 3) Provide technical and financial assistance to homeowners for the repair, replacement, or removal of OSSFs; 4)Educate the homeowners on proper OSSF maintenance

Implementing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Components of the Attoyac Bayou Watershed Protection Plan

Project Goals/Objectives: As identified during development of the WPP, nonpoint agricultural sources of pollutant loading may be addressed by implementing BMPs on agricultural operations. Agricultural producers, along with SWCDs, TSSWCB and NRCS, have been collaborating to protect the natural resources in Texas for decades.

Implementing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Components of the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan

Project Goals/Objectives: Foster coordinated technical assistance activities in the Lampasas River watershed; Provide technical assistance to landowners to aid in the development and implementation of Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs);

For more information about the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan please visit http://www.lampasasriver.org/

Project Location: Lampasas River Watershed in Bell, Burnet, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Mills, and Williamson Counties

Implementing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Components of the Leon Watershed Protection Plan

Project Goals/Objectives: Foster coordinated technical assistance activities in the Leon River watershed; Provide technical assistance to landowners to aid in the development and implementation of Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs)

Provide Silvicultural Educational Programs and Technical Assistance to Promote BMP Implementation

Project Goals/Objectives:  The major goals of this project is to protect and improve water quality in Texas.  The extensive education, training, and outreach components of this project will lead to an increase in forestry BMP implementation, as well as preventing unnecessary erosion and sedimentation from occurring.  Another goal is to provide technical assistance to the forestry community on emerging issues – biomass, urban forestry, and land stewardship in Central Texas.  Lastly, effectively coordinating project efforts with Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs),

Surface Water Quality Monitoring to Support the Implementation of the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan

Project Goals/Objectives: The goals of this project are one, generate data of known and acceptable quality for surface water quality monitoring of mainstem and tributary stations on the Lampasas River. Two, support the implementation of the Lampasas River WPP by collecting water quality data for use in evaluating the effectiveness of BMPs and in assessing water quality improvement.

Texas Bacterial Source Tracking Program FY16–FY17

Project Goals and Objectives: Bacteria are the number one cause of water quality impairment in Texas. Bacterial Source Tracking (BST) is a valuable tool for identifying human and animal sources of fecal pollution to support development of watershed plans, TMDLs, and other strategies for addressing these impairments. Comprehensive BST has been completed by UTSPH EP and Texas A&M AgriLife SCSC in numerous watersheds throughout Texas with support provided by the TSSWCB. As a result of these joint efforts over the last decade, the Texas E.