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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.

2019 Water Quality Advisory Committee meeting attendees in Austin


Upper Basin
See Upper Colorado River Authority website.

Basin-Wide Virtual
08/25/2020 Meeting Minutes | CRP and Integrated Report Update | Matagorda Bay | LBL Harmful Algae Bloom | Rain Catcher Pilot Program
08/12/2021 Meeting Minutes | CRP Update | Diatom and Macroinvertebrate Response to Stressors | Harmful Algae in the Highland Lakes | Austin Youth River Watch | Hill Country Alliance | Colorado River Alliance
05/26/2022 Meeting Minutes | CRP Update | Summer Weather Outlook | Plants and Microplastics | Basin Summary Report Planning | Stakeholder Updates | Water Quality Roundtable

Hill Country
09/18/2014 Meeting Minutes
10/29/2015 Meeting Minutes
04/30/2019 CRP Update | Pedernales River Nutrients | Land Restoration

Central Basin
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
04/09/2019 Meeting MinutesCRP Update | Flood Overview | Austin Boil Water Notice | Land Restoration | Zebra Mussel Update


Lower Basin
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