Arroyo Colorado

October 25, 2010

Hello Arroyo Partners:

The floodwaters have receded and all of the roads crossing the Arroyo Colorado are once again open to traffic. Hurricane Richard is making landfall in Belize, Mexico and is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico by tomorrow.  Currently, the hurricane is not expected to threaten the Rio Grande Valley but as we saw with Alex, TS#2, Hermine and Karl, we do not need a direct hit to be impacted by these storms.  If the hurricane makes landfall south of the Rio Grande Valley, there is a very real possibility that there will be additional releases from Falcon and Amistad.

With this in mind, I want to announce that the LRGVDC will be holding a public workshop on the Valley's flood control and drainage infrastructure entitled "Regional Flood Control: Its Impact on Our Economy and Quality of Life".  The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the La Feria High School Cafeteria located at 901 N. Canal Street.  The workshop is part of the effort to raise public awareness about our flood control system and regional efforts to improve our drainage infrastructure and economic security.  The LRGVDC is urging people to attend this important workshop.

I want to remind everyone that the ACWP will be holding two of their Work Group meetings this Thursday.

The Arroyo Colorado Habitat Workgroup meeting will be held on October 28, 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 October 28, 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.

If you have any topics or suggestions to include on the Agendas for the upcoming workgroup meetings, please call or send me an e-mail.

I have not been able to go fishing.  My fishing buddies are either repairing their boats or have abandoned me to get ready for the upcoming deer season.  I have been doing quite a bit of yard work!  The month of October is the best time to prune and plant trees and shrubs.  I planted four trees/plants this weekend and I plan on planting several palm trees over the next couple of days.

Looking ahead,
Jaime Flores