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State conservation board seeks feedback in Skidmore
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SKIDMORE – Area landowners and citizens interested in learning about a water quality study on Aransas Creek are invited to a public meeting on Tuesday, April 30, in Skidmore.

The meeting, hosted by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and the Nueces River Authority (NRA) will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Skidmore-Tynan High School, 213 W. Walton St. in Skidmore.

Aransas Creek is a tributary to the Aransas River within the San Antonio-Nueces Coastal River Basin. The creek flows 20 miles from its headwaters west of Beeville to its confluence with the Aransas River northeast of Skidmore. The watershed is approximately 45,195 acres. Aransas Creek watershed is one of many rural waterbodies listed on the Texas Integrated Report of impairments due to elevated levels of E. coli.

The Aransas Creek watershed is within Bee County and is largely rural ranchland. The population of Bee County is approximately 31,860. Tributaries to Aransas Creek include Dry Creek, Elm Creek and Olmos Creek.

The meeting will provide an update on the Aransas Creek Recreational Use Attainability Analysis (RUAA) and will present findings from the second field survey and information from the final report.

The funding for this project was made possible through a State General Revenue Nonpoint Source Grant from Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.

For more information about the Aransas Creek RUAA, including the agenda for the April 30 meeting, is available at: http://www.tsswcb.texas.gov/managementprogram/aransaruaa or by contacting Sam Sugarek at (361) 653-2110 or ssugarek@nueces-ra.org.
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