The Arroyo Project was established through funds provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The focus of the project is in improving water quality in the Arroyo Colorado, a water body identified as “impaired” by TCEQ. Phase I of the project (years) focused on developed a Watershed Protection Plan. Phase II of the project began in 2007 and is now seeking grants and other forms of resource development to implement recommendations in the Watershed Protection Plan.
RGV Soil Testing Campaign (Oct 1, 2016 – Jan 31, 2017, free to ag producers)
For Information Contact: Brad Cowan – Hidalgo County Extension Agent at (956) 383-1026
Enrique Perez – Cameron County Extension Agent at (956) 361-8236
The Rio Grande Basin Initiative is a project that focuses on water conservation and quality throughout the Rio Grande River Basin from Brownsville to Northern New Mexico, in a university partnership between New Mexico State University’s Research and Extension Programs and Texas AgriLife Research & Extension Programs. The program target agricultural producers who are users of Rio Grande Irrigation water, Irrigation Districts who manage the water, and urban landscapers. The program is supported by Congress and administered through the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES).