CORPUS CHRISTI — Area landowners and citizens interested in the implementation of the Lower Nueces River Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) are invited to a public meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The meeting, hosted by the Nueces River Authority will be held at the Hilltop Community Center (TM Room) located at 11425 Leopard in Corpus Christi from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The meeting will focus on implementation activities and upcoming events in the watershed.
The Watershed Protection Plan was developed proactively to address potential threats and ensure the long-term protection of the water supply in the Coastal Bend region. “Generations of us grew up on this river. I think it’s important to leave the river in a good condition for future generations,” said Tim McWha, a member of the Nueces Watershed Partnership Steering Committee.
This 39 mile stretch of the Nueces River, between Lake Corpus Christi and the saltwater barrier dam at Labonte Park is the primary source of drinking water for the area. The watershed is approximately 116,862 acres within parts of Jim Wells, San Patricio and Nueces counties. This water body was listed in 2012 in the Texas Integrated Report for elevated levels of total dissolved solids.
Funding for this effort is provided through a federal Clean Water Act §319(h) Nonpoint Source Grant administered by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
For more information about the Lower Nueces River WPP, including the agenda for the May 10, 2017 meeting, visithttp://www.nuecesriverpartnership.org or contact Rocky Freund at (361) 653-2110 or rfreund [at] nueces-ra [dot] org.
You can find the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board at www.tsswcb.texas.gov, on Facebook, and on Twitter @TSSWCB. The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, established in 1939, administers Texas’ soil and water conservation law and delivers coordinated natural resource conservation programs to agricultural producers through the State’s 216 Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board is the lead agency for planning, implementing, and managing programs for preventing and abating agricultural and silvicultural nonpoint sources of water pollution.