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The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment mission is to inspire research, innovation and leadership that ensures clean, abundant water for the environment and all humanity.

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Recent Submissions

  • Preliminary Assessment: Evaluation of Management Practices for Environmentally Sensitive Golf Courses 

    Bray, Stacy (2010-12)
    This preliminary research study was developed for golf courses located in sensitive areas. The report is also intended for use as an educational tool for other golf courses to understand and implement environmental ...
  • Sulphur River Watershed Data Report 

    Texas Stream Team (2010-05)
    This data summary report includes general basin volunteer monitoring activity, general water quality descriptive statistics, tables and graphs, and comparisons to stream standards as determined by the Texas Commission ...
  • Technical and Educational Assistance to Groundwater Conversation Districts in Texas 

    Abbott, Michael (2010-05)
    The purpose of this project is to provide education and technical assistance to the staff and board members of the GCDs in Texas. In collaboration with the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts, the River Systems ...
  • Preliminary Texas Evaporation Trends Report 

    Dixon, Richard W.; Bray, Stacy (2010-12)
    The purpose of this preliminary report is to examine evaporation data from the Texas Water Development Board using the 1 degree quadrangle in Texas. Quadrangles are the smallest area for evaporation data calculated in 1 ...
  • Lake Texana Data Report 

    Texas Stream Team (2010-12)

    The purpose of this report is to provide analysis of data collected by Texas Stream Team volunteers. The data presented in this report should be considered in conjunction with other relevant water quality reports prepared ...

  • Large-Scale Composting System as a Means of Controlling Water Hyacinth, Eichhornia crasspipes 

    Abbott, Michael; Cade, Tina (2008-02)

    The water hyacinth, Eichhornia crasspipes, is a native of the Amazon River, but has become a significant aquatic weed problem in the United States. It is found in all major river systems in the U.S. The problems caused ...

  • Economic Activity Associated with Commercial Fishing Along the Texas Gulf Coast 

    Charles, Joni S. J. (2005-02)
    This report focuses on estimating the economic activity specifically associated with commercial fishing in Sabine Lake/Sabine-Neches Estuary, Galveston Bay/Trinity-San Jacinto Estuary, Matagorda Bay/Lavaca-Colorado ...
  • Data Collection and Analysis for the Spring Lake-Sink Creek Watershed Report 

    Nowlin, Weston H.; Schwartz, Benjamin F. (2012)
    The purpose of this report is to provide information on spatial and temporal variability in water quality in the Upper San Marcos River under both baseflow and stormflow conditions, and to compare water quality under these ...
  • Part IV Irrigation Water Management Issues for Texas Golf Courses Executive Summary 

    Sansom, Andrew; Dixon, Richard W. (2005-06)

    Reclaimed water is proving to be a beneficial source of irrigation water for golf courses around the world. To gain a better perspective of issues associated with reclaimed water use, 487 golf course superintendents in ...

  • Reclaimed Water Use for Irrigation of Texas Golf Courses 2008 

    Dixon, Richard W.; Ray, Daniel J. (Plant Management Network, 2008-05)
    Reclaimed water is proving to be a beneficial source of irrigation water for golf courses around the world. To gain a better perspective of issues associated with reclaimed water use, 487 golf course superintendents in ...
  • Cypress Creek Project Watershed Characterization 

    Vogl, Adrian L.; Pinchback, Jason R.; Lavender, Vanessa; Downing, Misty (2010-08)
    The Cypress Creek Project is a coalition of voluntary efforts of community stakeholders, coordinated with technical and research assistance provided by River Systems Institute. The main goal for this project is to ensure ...
  • Ecological Characterization of the Rio Grande Fish Assemblages in Big Bend and Lower Canyon Areas 

    Heard, Thomas C.; Runyan, Dennis T.; Fordham, Rebecca K. Marfurt; Bean, Megan Gardiner; Bonner, Timothy H. (2008-01)

    Proposed objectives of this study were to quantify the current fish assemblage, to assess historical changes in the fish assemblage, to determine spatial and seasonal trends in the fish assemblage, to assess patterns ...

  • Reclaimed Water Use for Irrigation on Texas Golf Courses 

    Ray, Daniel J. (2007-10)
    Water is a valuable resource which becomes more precious as demand for fresh water increases. With increasing urban populations and diminishing sources of fresh, potable water, management practices must adapt to the new ...
  • Guidance Document Part 1B: Conjunctive Management of Surface and Groundwater in the Rio Grande Basin 

    Rast, Walter; Roberts, Susan V. (2010-07)

    The Rio Grande basin of the southwestern U.S. has known, demonstrable, and complex water issues, including water shortages, flooding, non-flows along several riverbed segments, and water quality challenges. While each ...

  • Geography and Water: Technical and Educational Assistance to Groundwater Conversation Districts in Texas 

    Abbott, Michael (2005-05)

    Since the 1950s, Groundwater Conservation Districts (GCDs) have been Texas' only legal method of regulation and management of groundwater resources in the state. Over the years, the Texas Legislature has given GCDs ...

  • Brazos River Below Possum Kingdom Lake Data Report 

    Texas Stream Team (2010-11)

    The purpose of this report is to provide analysis of data collected by Texas Stream Team volunteers. The data presented in this report should be considered in conjunction with other relevant water quality reports prepared ...

  • Joe's Creek Data Report 

    Texas Stream Team (2010-11)

    The purpose of this report is to provide analysis of data collected by Texas Stream Team volunteers. The data presented in this report should be considered in conjunction with other relevant water quality reports prepared ...

  • Dickinson Bayou Watershed Data Report 

    Texas Stream Team (2010-08)
    Information collected by Texas Stream Team volunteers utilizes a TCEQ and EPA approved quality assurance project plan (QAPP) to ensure data are correct and accurately reflects the environmental conditions being monitored. ...
  • Collaboration Assessment: Water Projects in the Texas Rio Grande Valley 

    Estaville, Lawrence; Caldwell, Sally; Brown, Brock (2007-06)

    Collaboration is a process of people, groups, or organizations working together to reach agreed upon goals. It is a concept about which public and private organizations with a wide diversity of objectives wish to aspire ...

  • Learning Urban Watersheds 

    Texas Stream Team (2007-12)
    The Learning Urban Watersheds project was funded through a $15,412 U.S. EPA Environmental Education Grant that was awarded September 20, 2005. An additional $19,642 in collaborative funds was contributed through local ...

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