The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently accepted the Navasota River Watershed Protection Plan, developed by the Texas Water Resources Institute and the Navasota River Watershed Partnership.
The plan was accepted as a result of its meeting the agency’s national guidelines for watershed-based plans and effectively outlining a strategy to improve the watershed’s water body segments impaired by bacteria and depressed dissolved oxygen, said the plan’s developers.
“This acceptance comes after extensive collaboration between local watershed landowners and stakeholders, including business and industry representatives, agricultural producers, city and county personnel, local soil and water conservation districts, and more,” said Dr. Lucas Gregory, Texas Water Resources Institute research scientist in College Station. “Local education and outreach formed the basis of this planning effort.
The watershed plan is currently available for download at http://twri.tamu.edu/publications/reports/2017/tr-497/
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