High Resolution Stream Habitat Inventory and Mapping of Middle Brazos and Tributaries
Brazos mainstem from Waco to confluence of Little River, including main and smaller tributaries (Big creek, Little River)
Identify environmental water transactions to support flow restoration in the lower Brazo
The middle and lower Brazos watersheds and tributaries would be evaluated for best bang for buck voluntary agreements
Assess the current status, Habitat use, and movements of the Sabine shiner
La Nana Bayou, three sites along the main channel within the Nacogdoches county. Sites are locate upstream and downstream of confluence between La Nana and Banita. Banita Creek is 2nd order stream and a tributary of La Nana Bayou.
Update, refine, and expand records from the TCWC Collection of Fishes (TAMU)
State wide; large volume of museum records for freshwater, brackish, and marine fishes from across TX, especially TAMU collection records generated over the last ten years and currently missing from the FOT.
Joint TAMU/TAMU-CC undergraduate field course to survey fishes of Guadalupe river drainage.
Multiple sites along Guadalupe river drainage, from headwaters to delta; ongoing since 2015
Conduct geomorphic assessment
Lower Brazos River at 1093 near Simonton 29.671738, -96.021233
Conduct an American Eel movement study
Lower Colorado River from Bastrop downstream to Gulf of Mexico; Sulphur River below Wright Patman Lake
Construct a fish ladder to bypass the historic Espada Dam near downtown San Antonio
Espada Remnant channel 0.65 km south of Military Highway/Loop 13, this is the primary flow channel in the Mission Reach during periods of low flow; 29.346127, -98.465559.
Building upon a state-wide assessment of the Saltmarsh Topminnow
Project would focus on select tidal rivers and streams along the upper Texas coast.
Evaluate environmental gradients that regulate the presence and abundance of imperiled shiner specie
The focus area would be in tributaries of the Angelina River basin (e.g., Bayou Coco [31.47903, -94.75092] an Bayou La Nana[31.614532, -94.643068]).
Removal of Otilla Dam
San Antonio River main stem, approximately 17 km south-southeast of downtown San Antonio; 29.274735, -98.427961
State Intensification of on-going national rivers and streams
Project is state-wide. Typically ~ 80 sites, randomly distributed in rivers and streams (boatable and wadeable). Opportunity to add additional sites either hand selected based on known data gaps, or re-evaluation of historic collections. Also can have additional sites provided by EPA using their stratified random design to allow for state-level assessment.
Reintroduce imperiled Brazos River minnows to formerly occupied habitats
Reaches of the Brazos River formerly occupied by FE shiners, including areas downstream of PK, Whitney, lower Brazos, and certain tributaries
Evaluate potential for voluntary environmental flow releases from dams in Texas
Regional (or statewide) assessment, potentially followed by focus on dams/rivers with the most potential
Multiple locations across ETCP - Northeast TX, Little River, San Bernard