Water

ROGERS — A meeting to address water quality in the Big Elm Creek watershed is set in Rogers Tuesday.

The meeting by the Texas Water Resources Institute will be at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 5 W. Prairie Ave. The meeting is free and open to anyone interested in joining a partnership to improve and protect water quality in the Big Elm Creek watershed.

This meeting will be the fourth in a series with local stakeholders to address water quality impairments in Big Elm Creek, a major tributary of the Little River.

“Public involvement and feedback are important in fully understanding the dynamics and solutions to water quality challenges facing the watershed,” said Dr. Allen Berthold, senior water resources institute research scientist in College Station.

Ed Rhodes, water resources institute research associate, emphasized that work on the watershed plan is ongoing and continuing public feedback and engagement is important for success.

“Throughout this process, we will be meeting with local stakeholders and welcome continued feedback and engagement from all that live, work or play within the watershed,” Rhodes said.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is supporting stakeholder engagement activities for the Big Elm Creek watershed with funding provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through a Clean Water Act grant, a press release said.

For information, visit the project website at http://littleriver.tamu.edu/ or contact Rhodes at edward.rhodes@ag.tamu.edu.