Watershed Updates

Sustainable Agriculture Programs-Improving Forage Management Virtual Program

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Enjoy September's Conservation Matters

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Novel Citrus Management Practices for Sustainable Water Use Webinar

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Beef Cattle Production Webinar

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23rd Annual RGV Beef Improvement Association’s Bull Gain Test & Heifer Development Program

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TSSWCB Receives More Than $3.8 Million to Manage Water Pollution in Texas

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Water Wells Need to be Tested After Flood

Hello Arroyo Partners,

Rainwater harvesting and turf management online training is set for September 3.

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Virtual Training: Late Season Pests in Cotton and Sesame

Hello Arroyo Partners,

The announcement below was sent on behalf of Vidal H. Saenz, Hidalgo CEA-Ag/NR.

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Ramsey Park Volunteers Needed

Hello Arroyo Partners,

I just received this email request from Laura Robinson, Secretary Arroyo Colorado Audubon Society.

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RGV Water Conservation & Management Virtual Workshop

Hello Arroyo Partners,

This is just a friendly reminder that the Sustainable Agriculture Program will be hosting a RGV Water Conservation & Management Virtual Workshop tomorrow on July 2, 2020.  The workshop is free so be sure to sign up for this great educational program!  The Agenda is listed below.

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RGV Water Conservation & Management Virtual

Hello Arroyo Partners,

The Sustainable Agriculture Program will be hosting a RGV Water Conservation & Management Virtual Workshop on July 2, 2020.  The workshop is free so be sure to sign up for this great educational program!

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is offering several online courses

Hello Arroyo Partners,

I hope everyone is safe. Since many people are working from home, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is offering several on-line courses that you can register for.

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26th Annual Rio Grande Valley Cotton & Grain Pre-Plant Conference

Hello Arroyo Partners and Happy New Year: 

We started 2018 with a blast of Artic weather making it’s way down to the RGV and bringing freezing temperatures and rain/sleet with it. We don’t mind the precipitation but can do without the freezing temperatures.  

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2019 Arroyo Colorado newsletter

The 2019 Arroyo Colorado Newsletter is published!

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October 10, 2019 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners, 

The weather prognosticators are predicting that another cold front will blow through the RGV on Friday triggering thunderstorms and showers and actually dropping the temperatures down into the upper 50s.  Bundle up, even if it is just for a day or two. 

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October 3, 2019 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners, 

It looks like it is shaping up to be a wet Fall and Winter. It has been raining for the on and off for the last 3 weeks and in between the rains, the temperature is still reaching +90*. We sure could use some more rain. The weather prognosticators are predicting a cold front for Monday that should trigger even more rain. We will wait and see. We have a great workshop coming up, see below.

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September 10, 2019 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners, 

We have been receiving some very much needed rain. You can almost set your clock to it; opening day of white-wing season in the Valley, and it rains! At least we got the first day of hunting in before the rains started. The weather prognosticators are predicting a wet fall and winter for the RGV. I hope that they are right. 

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August 20, 2019 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners, 

It has been brutally hot since the Flooding event last month. We are breaking records with triple digit temperatures on a daily basis. I hope this is not the new normal here in the Valley. Cotton harvesting is in full swing with farmers trying to complete harvesting before any September rain.Good Luck everyone! 

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San Benito transforms wastewater treatment ponds into coastal wetlands

In 2010, the city of San Benito began transforming portions of its wastewater treatment system to provide a coastal wetland habitat.

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May 29, 2019 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners, 

On July 17th, the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a free Texas Watershed Steward workshop in Weslaco. Water quality related to the Arroyo Colorado watershed, along with land and watershed management, will be discussed. 

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School District implements stormwater best management practices

A group of Los Fresnos teachers and students are learning real-world science and environmental stewardship while making an impact on the Arroyo Colorado's water quality.

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January 10, 2019 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners, 

I hope everyone is well rested from the holidays and that you are off to a very good new year. The weather has been very mild this winter. We have not received all of the rain associated with the cold fronts that have blown through the last month or so. The tail end of the front keeps missing the Valley and rains on the Coastal Bend. Hopefully the next couple of fronts will reach us and we will have a wet January and February.

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November 20, 2018 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners, 

It has been a mild and wet Fall here in the Rio Grande Valley. Right now it is perfect weather to be outside enjoying nature before the colder winter weather arrives.  

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2018 Arroyo Colorado newsletter published

The 2018 Arroyo Colorado newsletter is published. Read about LID in Los Fresnos, San Benito Wetlands and more!

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September 17, 2018 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners, 

We were fortunate and did receive some much needed rain without any major flooding. It looks like we might dry out for a bit before the next disturbance coming off of Cuba enters the Gulf. We can only hope this turns out to be just a “rain maker” and nothing too serious. I hope the folks dealing with Florence survive the storm and unprecedented flooding. They have a long way to go before they will be able to assess the total impact of the storm.   

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August 31, 2018 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners, 

It has been a brutally hot summer with no end in sight. We are looking to the tropics for some relief but that can be a double edge sword. You pray for some rain but you get a hurricane instead. Hopefully September and October will be wet months leading us into winter.  

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August 22, 2018 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners, 

Valley Environmental Coalition to host environmental summit
KVEO
Aug. 22, 2018 

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May 4, 2018 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners, 

Don’t miss out on this great event being sponsored by the City of McAllen on May 19, 2018. The Partnership will have the watershed model on display.

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February 19, 2018 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners, 

The last couple of Artic cold fronts have weakened and did not made it all the way to the Rio Grande Valley. All of the storms the fronts are causing just north of us are drawing in warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico to fuel the violent weather. For us, that has meant that the wind has been howling for the last several days, up to 40-50 mph gusts are being recorded. I hope are neighbors to the north of us stay out of harm’s way as these late winter storms blow through. 

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January 2, 2018 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners and Happy New Year: 

We started 2018 with a blast of Artic weather making it’s way down to the RGV and bringing freezing temperatures and rain/sleet with it. We don’t mind the precipitation but can do without the freezing temperatures. 

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December 6, 2017 Update

The Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership is very pleased to announce that the Update to the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. Great job everyone! This was a Team effort! 

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2017 Arroyo Colorado newsletter published

Get the latest on EPA accepting the updated Arroyo Colorado watershed protection plan, the Ramsey Park wetlands expanding and more in the 2017 newsletter!

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October 4, 2017 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners: 

We have been getting some much needed rain throughout the RGV and it has lowered the temperature a good ten degrees.  They are predicted rain for the next 2 days so we can only hope they are right.  

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June 15, 2017 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners: 

It has been extremely hot in the RGV with temperatures hovering around triple digits and the humidity is sky high.  This morning the temperature at 6:30 am was 81* and the humidity was at 72%.  If you must be outside, be careful, stay hydrated and cover up as much as possible.  

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May 12, 2017 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners: 

Temperatures and humidity have been way there making it feel like the middle of summer for the last month.  They are predicting some rain triggered by a cold front that should be making it’s way to the Valley tonight and into tomorrow leaving beautiful weather conditions for Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mom’s out there! 

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May 4, 2017 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners:

Last night a cold front came barreling through the RGV sparking thunderstorms, rain and some hail. Unfortunately, the whole thing was over so fast that by morning you could hardly tell it rained except for the cooler temperatures and lower humidity. The weather prognosticators are saying that it will be back to the mid 90’s today and possibly hitting the triple digit mark in Western Hidalgo and Starr Counties.

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April 24, 2017 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners: 

This has been one of the hottest Spring’s in the RGV for some time. We have been setting new High Temperature records all month. Luckily, a Blue Texas Northern blew through Saturday night and dropped the night time temperatures down into the 50’s, at least for a couple of days. The weather prognosticators have forecasted that the RGV will be back in the mid 90’s by Tuesday. 

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January 26, 2017 Update

Hello Arroyo Partners: 

We have been very busy addressing stakeholder comments, meeting individually with stakeholders, and adding additional content to the Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) since our last meeting in June. I am pleased to present a full draft of the Update to the Arroyo Colorado WPP for your review. Please provide me with your written comments by February 10, 2017.

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