BRADY CREEK WATERSHED PROTECTION PLAN (WPP) IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT - Phase II
Brady Creek has been listed as impaired for depressed dissolved oxygen (DO) since the early 2000's. UCRA has worked with the City of Brady over the years to construct storm water improvements, develop a Brady Creek Master Plan & Watershed Characterization Plan and to complete a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) with federal funds received from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Nonpoint Source Management Program. The program is managed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Nonpoint Source Pollution Program.
The goal of the WPP is to improve water quality within the impaired segment and to protect the integrity of the remaining watershed. UCRA received grant funding for the second phase of the WPP Implementation Project in September 2023.
UCRA will be implementing two of the management measures recommended in the WPP; the installation of a structural best management practice (BMP) and targeted outreach and education. Implementation of the structural BMP component of this project will result in the installation of a vortex hydrodynamic separator. The effectiveness be will be assessed by stormwater monitoring of the BMP and annual load reductions will be estimated.
The Education & Outreach component of the project has begun and the first stakeholder meeting will be held March 14, 2024 @ 10 a.m. and will be at the Brady Municipal Building, 207 S. Elm, Brady Texas. Anyone interested in learning more about the project is welcome to attend.