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The Upper Colorado River Authority (UCRA) has been active in the Texas Clean Rivers Program (CRP) working in the Upper Basin with the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) since its inception in the early 1990's. CRP is a state fee funded program administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).The TCEQ and regional water authorities coordinate all CRP activities in the basins.

The program goals are as follows; Encourage comprehensive and cooperative watershed planning; enhance public participation and outreach; maintain a basin-wide water quality monitoring program; provide a scientific response to water quality problems; identify, analyze and report on water quality issues and potential causes of pollution.   

UCRA staff monitors stream segments within the Upper Basin and submits data to the LCRA for publication in the statewide database. Local stakeholder participation is encouraged and achieved through annual Water Quality Advisory Committee (WQAC) meetings, typically held in the spring, and email correspondence to ensure that current water quality issues and concerns are always at the forefront. The next WQAC Meeting will be held on April 11, 2024. 


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