August 14, 2020
Dear Members:

As we look ahead to the end of summer and beginning to fall, we wanted to update you on several issues of interest to the lower Colorado River Basin.
FEMA Flood Grant Programs Opening for Applications Soon

The Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program will open for applications in late September and a series of informational webinars on the applications will be held, starting Aug. 18.
Attendees can preregister now.
The Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and is administered by the Texas Water Development Board.
Read more here.
LCRA Tentatively Plans Water Management Plan Meeting

The LCRA is tentatively planning to hold an annual review meeting of its 2020 Water Management Plan with stakeholders in late summer or early fall, depending on COVID-19 developments.
The River Authority originally had intended to meet with stakeholders in the spring, but delayed those plans due to the pandemic.

LCRA has been operating under its new 2020 Water Management Plan for several months.
See the plan here.
provides real-time
weather information

TexMesonet is a network of weather stations that stretches across Texas to provide near real-time data for use by meteorologists, first responders and the public.

Access to timely weather data is especially helpful at this time of year when hurricanes and thunder storms can suddenly turn drought to flooding.

The network began operation in May 2016 and is operated by the Texas Water Development Board.

See the dashboard here.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Announces Leaders in 4 Top Positions

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has announced four top leadership changes at the agency.

Read more here.
LCRBC Executive Committee Member Passes

The Executive Committee of the Coalition extends its condolences to the family of Committee Member Dorothy Skarnulis, who passed away on July 26, 2020.

“She was a force for good,” said Paul Pape, Bastrop County Judge and Coalition President.

Read her obituary here
And finally...

If you are not already a member of the Coalition - or haven't renewed your membership - please consider joining or renewing here.

We need your help to keep water flowing downstream in the lower Colorado River Basin.
The coalition urges a fair and balanced approach to river management for all parties under all conditions - from drought to flood. The Lower Colorado River Basin Coalition is a 501 c (6) entity.
Executive Committee
Chair, Kirby Brown
Vice Chair, Judge Paul Pape
Secretary, Robert Howard
Treasurer, Mitch Thames
Full Executive Committee
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