Arroyo Colorado

January 5, 2012

Hello Arroyo Partners:

Happy New Year!  I hope that everyone had a very happy holiday season with your family and loved ones.  Even though it feels like you need a vacation to recover from the holidays, it is time to get back to work. 

The Rio Grande Valley finally received some rain!  On the last day of the Irrigation Expo, a cold front triggered some showers throughout the Valley.  Right before Christmas and throughout the end of the year a cold front would seemingly blow through every 2-3 days resulting in 2 days of cold, wet dreary weather followed by 2-3 days of cold but clear, sunny skies.  The rain was by no means a drought breaker but it was nice to actually see the rain again.

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

Please make a note that the Arroyo Colorado O&E WG meeting will not be held on January 10, 2012 as scheduled.  It will be held in conjunction with the Arroyo Colorado Steering Committee meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 4:30 -5:00 pm at the Estero Llano Grande World Birding Center located at 3301 S. FM 1015, Weslaco, TX.  We will be planning key activities for 2012 and want members of the O&E WG and Steering Committee present to help guide the decision making process.

The Arroyo Colorado Habitat Workgroup meeting will be held on February 9, 2012 from 2-4 pm at the Estero Llano Grande World Birding Center located at 3301 S. FM 1015, in Weslaco, TX.

The Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership will be hosting an Arroyo Colorado Steering Committee meeting on February 9, 2012 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.  We need your input so please make it a point to attend.

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.

We have had some really great weather but I have not been out on the water just yet.  I have fresh line on my reels, some new top water lures and a pair of waders ready to go.  The water is still pretty cold so I might have to wait.  I will keep you posted.

Looking ahead,
Jaime Flores