Arroyo Colorado

June 20, 2011

Hello Arroyo Partners:

The Rio Grande Valley and most of Texas, still, has not received any rain.  To say that we are in a full blown drought would be an understatement. According to the National Weather Service, current drought conditions in the Valley are "exceptional," a technical classification even more drastic then "severe". The local weather prognosticators are predicting that a low in the Gulf of Mexico could provide some much needed rain to the RGV Tuesday and Wednesday.  We will wait and see what happens.

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

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.

Odwalla is donating $100,000 to plant trees in the United States this year. You have a vote in where those trees will be planted! Visit www.odwalla.com/plantatree and plant your tree in Texas. Each tree planted online equals $1 your state will receive to plant real trees in Texas State Parks. Last year you helped raise over $15,000 for trees at Garner State Park. This year's contest ends when there are 100,000 votes, so place your vote today! Texas ranked fourth in votes last year, being topped out by Maryland, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Let's put Texas in the top 3 this year!

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming meeting:

The fishing in the LLM has been outstanding.  This was verified by veteran Port Mansfield guide, Capt. Walt Kittelberger last week, in Richard Moore's "Nature Report".  In the report, Capt. Kittelberger states that the quality and quantity of trout in the LLM has sky-rocketed and are close to pre 1984 numbers.  After catching a nice stringer of trout along the King Ranch shoreline, he hooks and lands 2 flounder in some real skinny water.  This is exciting news for anglers, especially coming from an "old Salt" like Walt that has been fishing about as long as I have been alive.  You can see the video by going to ValleyCentral.com and then clicking on the neighborhood tab and then the nature report tab.  If you have a chance, be sure to wet a line.  I hope to see you out there.     

Looking ahead,
Jaime Flores