Public Outreach

​​​​​​Water Quality Advisory Committee

The Clean Rivers Program is a comprehensive watershed assessment program that encourages stakeholders to participate in local water quality protection efforts.

One way to get involved is to join the LCRA Water Quality Advisory Committee (formally referred to as the Steering Committee). Committee members represent a variety of interests, including non-governmental organizations, industry, government, agriculture and the public at large. Members help identify and prioritize local water quality concerns and make recommendations for future actions to protect and improve water quality. Citizen participation enables the Clean Rivers Program staff to have a more comprehensive understanding of the basin's waterways, and gives committee members a chance to learn about the processes behind characterizing and improving water quality.

There are two water quality advisory committees in the Colorado River basin. The Upper Colorado River Authority hosts an annual meeting in the region above O.H. Ivie Reservoir. LCRA hosts an annual meeting for stakeholders in the downstream region of the basin.

Water Quality Advisory Committee meeting in Austin, 2018.


Upper Basin
See Upper Colorado River Authority website.

Hill Country
11/21/2013 Meeting Minutes | CRP Update | Freshwater Mussels | Zebra Mussels
09/18/2014 Meeting Minutes
10/29/2015 Meeting Minutes

Central Basin
​03/25/2013 Meeting Minutes | Combined Presentations
03/29/2013 Meeting Minutes | Combined Presentations
01/21/2014 Meeting Minutes | CRP Update | Improving Austin Streams | Aquatic Vegetation | Drought Impacts | Region K Update
01/20/2015 Meeting Minutes | 2014 Integrated Report | CREMS | TPWD Zebra Mussel Monitoring
04/21/2016 Meeting Minutes | Water Management Plan | Freshwater mussels | Wastewater Rule-making | Texas Nonpoint Source Management Program
04/19/2017 ​Meeting Minutes | CRP Update | Upper Llano WPP | Central Texas Mussels | Lake Austin Mussels | Draft WW Permit | Lake Austin Phytoplankton
03/06/2018 Meeting Minutes | CRP Updates | Hot Topics | Zebra Mussels | Inks Lake Freshwater Mussels

Lower Basin
05/28/2013 Meeting Minutes | Presentation
02/04/2014 Meeting Minutes | CRP Update | H-GAC Monitoring | Drought Impacts
02/17/2015 Meeting Minutes | CRP Update | State of the Bay | Seagrasses | Fish Tracking
03/08/2018 Meeting Minutes | CRP Update | Hot Topics | Buckners Creek | Tres Palacios WPP | Zebra Mussels