Project Goals/Objectives: TSSWCB will administer federal CWA §319(h) funds through Caldwell-Travis SWCD #304 for the support of one District Technician who will provide technical assistance to agricultural producers in developing and implementing WQMPs in the Plum Creek Watershed. The technician will also provide educational programs to increase stakeholder's and citizen's knowledge about water quality issues in the watershed; conduct status reviews on WQMPs to track implementation success; foster coordinated technical assistance between TSSWCB, SWCDs, and NRCS; and inform and coordinate project efforts with the Plum Creek Watershed Steering Committee and Partnership.
The District Technician, with assistance from NRCS and TSSWCB, will assist landowners in the development of WQMPs and Prescribed Grazing Plans. WQMPs are developed according to the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide. Once the WQMP is developed, it is sent to the appropriate TSSWCB regional office for technical review and certification. Upon certification of the WQMP, the District Technician will work with the landowner to implement the BMPs prescribed in the WQMP.
Project Location: Plum Creek (Segment 1810) Watershed in Caldwell, Hays, and Travis Counties
Project Partners: TSSWCB, SWCD 351, NRCS, GBRA, PCWP, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Project Costs: $159,010 (Federal)
Project Final Report: 19-08