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Brazoria County
Houston-Galveston Area Council
News Release
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Brazoria County Water Protection Meeting 

Angleton and Lake Jackson -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) along with the Galveston Bay Estuary Program (GBEP) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will host public meetings to continue the planning process for Brazoria County’s source water.  The public meetings will be held at Angleton Public Library on 401 Cedar Street from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24 and at Lake Jackson Public Library on 250 Circle Way from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 26.  The Lake Jackson meeting is a “Lunch and Learn” style meeting with attendees asked to bring their own lunch and share their ideas for watershed protection.  Staff from both H-GAC and TCEQ will facilitate both meetings.
 
Bastrop Bayou in Brazoria County is one of the last unchannelized bayous along the upper Texas coast.  It flows into the Christmas Bay Coastal Preserve.  This preserve hosts some of the last remaining sea grass beds along the Texas coast.  Increasing pressure from tremendous growth can be addressed with the Bastrop Bayou Watershed Protection Plan.  The plan will include ways to address elevated bacteria concentration concerns.  Discussions will include mathematical modeling and load duration curves.  Watershed protection requires the combined efforts of many partners such as public water systems, communities, resource managers and the public.

For More Information on Brazoria County and the Watershed Protection Planning Process:
Bastrop Bayou Watershed Protection Plans
www.bastropbayou.org 
 
Houston-Galveston Area Council
The Houston-Galveston Area Council (
www.h-gac.com ) is a voluntary association of local governments in the 13-county Gulf Coast Planning Region—an area of 12,500 square miles and more than 5.7 million people. H-GAC works to promote efficient and accountable use of local, state, and federal tax dollars and serves as a problem-solving and information forum for local governments.




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