Arroyo Colorado

June 17, 2010

Hello Arroyo Partners:

The weather in the Rio Grande Valley has been very different this year. Much like the rest of the state, it is either all out drought or a flash-flood situation with thunderstorms dropping large amounts of rain in a short amount of time. The weather prognosticators are actually calling for some intense "sea breeze" thunderstorms later this afternoon.

I want to remind everyone that the ACWP will be holding all of their Work Group meetings in July.

The O&E WG will be held on July 13, 2010 from 3-5 pm at the Agrilife Extension Center conference room. The extension center is located at 2401 E. Expressway 83 in Weslaco, TX.

The Ag WG meeting will be held on July 22, 2010 from 9 am-12 pm at the Estero Llano Grande World Birding Center located at 3301 S. FM 1015.

The Arroyo Colorado Habitat Workgroup meeting will be held on July 22, 2010 from 2-4 pm at the Estero Llano Grande World Birding Center located at 3301 S. FM.

The Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership will be hosting an Arroyo Colorado Steering Committee meeting on July 22, from 5-7 pm. Food and refreshments will be served from 4:30-5:00 pm. The meeting will be held at The Estero Llano Grande World Birding Center located at 3301 S. FM 1015.

After the ACSC meeting, The TCEQ will host a public meeting to gather information for a Recreational Use Attainability Analysis (RUAA) survey for the Arroyo Colorado. The purpose of the survey is to determine actual and potential recreational uses in the Arroyo and, if necessary, to assign a more appropriate use.

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming events:

I was put on yard detail and have not been able to fish for the last couple of weeks! I am going to try and slip away this weekend.

Looking ahead,
Jaime J Flores