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CEDAR BAYOU WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING
News Release
Thursday, August 02, 2018

Partnership to Discuss Flood Study, Implementation of Watershed Protection Plan

A public meeting of the Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership (Partnership) will be held from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 9, at the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center, 1724 Market Street, Baytown.

At the meeting, individuals will receive an update on the Cedar Bayou Flood Risk Reduction Study by the Harris County Flood Control District and discuss the overall progress of implementation projects for the Cedar Bayou Watershed Protection Plan. Light refreshments will be served at the meeting.

Cedar Bayou, which forms part of the border between eastern Harris County and western Chambers and Liberty Counties, has been identified by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as failing to meet state water quality standards. One of the primary impairments is elevated levels of bacteria, which may be harmful to human health.

The Partnership, facilitated by the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, consists of a variety of local stakeholders from across the Cedar Bayou watershed. The Partnership focuses on finding solutions for the water quality issues in Cedar Bayou which affect public health, the local economy, and the environment.

"Cedar Bayou is a vital waterway for the region,” said Justin Bower, Senior Environmental Planner at H-GAC. “The benefit of the combination of ongoing flood risk reduction and water quality improvement projects seek to positively address the challenges facing the communities along the Bayou.”

The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership is funded by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board through a Clean Water Act §319(h) grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More information about the Partnership and Watershed Protection Plan can be found at www.cedarbayouwatershed.com.

For more information, contact Justin Bower at Justin.Bower@h-gac.com or 713-499-6653.

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 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 government needs.




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