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Rocky Creek watershed public meeting set for November 28, 2017 in Lavaca County

The Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research invite residents in the Rocky Creek watershed to a public meeting to discuss a water quality project.   The meeting will be held Tuesday November 28th at Wied Hall in Lavaca County (located between Shiner and Hallettsville on Hwy 90A). Sign-in will begin at 5:45pm and the meeting will start at 6:00pm.

Rocky Creek begins at the confluence of the Lavaca River and flows approximately 36 miles through Lavaca County into Gonzales County before completing half a mile from FM 533 west of the City of Shiner.  Rocky Creek is on the state’s list of impaired waters for having bacteria levels that exceed water quality standards for primary contact recreation.

At this meeting, landowners and citizens will be updated on the information collected from both RUAA field surveys that may be used to determine whether primary contact recreation is occurring and if the current water quality standard is appropriate.

Since decisions made about this waterbody will affect landowners, citizens, industries, and municipalities, local participation is fundamental to the success of this project. Stakeholders will be asked to provide guidance on the direction of this project.

For more information about the meeting, contact Leah Taylor at 254-968-0513 or at ltaylor@tiaer.tarleton.edu.