TCEQ – Environmental Flows and Water Rights Permitting. Bruce Moulton Policy & Regulations Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. 5.013 General Jurisdiction of Commission. (a) The commission has general jurisdiction over:
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(2) Other similar beneficial uses.
Freshwater Inflow studies have been conducted for the seven major estuaries. Studies on the minor estuarine systems are scheduled to be completed by 2008.
Recommendations for the Lavaca-Colorado Estuary were developed by the Lower Colorado River Authority.
Inflow recommendations for three estuaries have been completed by the TPWD in consultation with the TWDB.
Permittees shall provide not less than 151,000 acre-feet of water per annum for the estuaries by a combination of releases and spills from the reservoir system at Lake Corpus Christi Dam and return flows to Nueces and Corpus Christi Bays and other receiving estuaries.”
>70% storage capacity—138,000 acft target
>40% but less than 70%--97,000 acft target
>30% but less than 40%-- 1,200 acft target*
<30%-- Total suspension of Pass-thrus*
* Implementation of Drought Contingency Provisions
Rincon Overflow Channel
Nueces Overflow Channel
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