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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

Watershed Management Strategy



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We all live in a watershed -- the area that drains to a common waterway, such as a stream, lake, estuary, wetland, aquifer, or even the ocean -- and our individual actions can directly affect it. Working together using a watershed approach will help protect our nation's water resources. For more information: http://water.epa.gov/type/watersheds/

As part of an overall watershed management strategy, the EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), have implemented a special permits evaluation process (since November 1, 2009) for a water body area around the Site. The public announcement and the area can be found at: EPA, USACE and TCEQ.

Additionally, FAQS about the watershed, including the San Jacinto River, Houston Ship Channel, and Galveston Bay, can be found in "Frequently Asked Questions: Watershed...," (PDF, 2 pp., 49 KB). These questions were collected from community meetings.



Contact the EPA Region 6 Water Quality Protection Division


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