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November Water Quality Test on San Bernard
Posted on Nov 19th, 2017 Comments (0)
 
H-GAC Texas Stream Team volunteers Valroy Maudlin and Tim Logan, using a test kit, measure the physical and chemical parameters of San Bernard River at two locations along the river. Valroy tests off his pier at CR 496, 1.6 miles upstream from the Churchill BridgeTim Logan tests off his dock at Rio Vista, 4.5 miles downstream from the Churchill Bridge. Both tests are done on the same day at the same time each month.
 
The test reports the pH level, salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen and turbidity of the water. On March 2017, a bacterium enteroccocus test was added, conducted through a partnership with Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF)
 
The two forms are shown for comparison as the data collected from the two locations can vary. The conductivity meter at the CR 496 location failed to turn on, maybe because of being submerged during flood.
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving
Posted on Nov 17th, 2017 Comments (0)
 
 
Update to GLO Sep 25 Letter
Posted on Nov 10th, 2017 Comments (0)
 
Amy Nunez
Director, Coastal Field Operations
Texas General Land Office
361-825-3038
amy.nunez@glo.texas.gov
Nov 6, 2017 email from Amy Nunez, GLO Director Coastal Field Operations, responding to the Sep 25, 2017 GLO letter saying that rebuilding and repair activities of piers, docks, and boat lifts must be completed by Jan 10, 2018:
 
“Thank you for your questions today, as we discussed, please feel free to pass along the LaPorte Field Office phone number (281-470-1191) to people on the San Bernard River who need additional time to rebuild their pier.
 
We do understand that many affected residents may not be able to meet the 120 day Emergency Rule Provision. Under the Texas Administrative Procedures, Emergency Rules can only be effective for 120 days. They may be extended for an additional 60 days and that will likely happen to provide extra time.
 
However, we do realize this still presents a short timeframe based on circumstances. As the letter states, we are very happy to work with anyone who may need longer to complete pier repair and rebuilding. Please just let us know and staff will work out an individual timeline that meets everyone’s needs on a case by case basis. Thanks, Amy”
 
 
31st Annual Christmas Boat Parade
Posted on Nov 9th, 2017 Comments (0)
FOR 31st annual Christmas Boat Parade
Sat Dec 9th - 5:30 pm start
No Entry Fee!
 
This year's 31st Christmas Boat Parade theme is
"Harvey the Grinch Couldn't Steal Christmas". As devastatingly as Hurricane Harvey treated river residents, FOR will continue the long tradition of the Christmas boat parade that spreads holiday cheer up and down the river!
     Just the boat parade this year, no home decorating competition.  
    –Cathy MacDonald (new) Boat Parade Chairman
 
 
FIRST PLACE "Best of Show" $500 CASH PRIZE Plus awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.
 
 
 
 
DECORATED BOAT CATEGORIES
(1) Boats 24’ & under
(2) Boats 25’ & over
No Entry Fee!!!
Judging on lighting, decorations, sound, theme, and originality
Starts 5:30 pm at FM 521 bridge, ends FM 2611 Churchill Bridge 
 
PARADE ENTRANTS 
Attend mandatory Captain’s Meeting for parade information and rules, Thu Dec 7, 7:00 pm, Dido’s Restaurant. Pick up your judging boat entry display number at this meeting
 
JUDGING
Your boat must be lighted and decorated on both sides' (Port & Starboard) and you must have an entry number clearly displayed and visible on the forward area of your boat. We must be able to read it!
BE DIFFERENT - Use light patterns other than just lining your rails. Use Animation
BE COLORFUL - Deck displays and light with a variety of color for attention!.
BE BRIGHT - The more lights, the better the impression. Remember this year's theme "Harvey the Grinch Couldn't Steal Christmas"
BE VISIBLE - Can your decorations be seen clearly. Make things BIG. Is your ID number on the bow where it can be seen.
 
AWARDS CEREMONY
Complimentary Cocktail Happy Hour and Buffet for Boat Parade entries and their crew only, Sun Dec 10, 4:00 pm, FOR Community Center
 
PUBLIC VIEWING AREAS (map)
● FM 521 Boat Ramp ● FOR Community Center ● Dido’s Restaurant ● FM 2611 Churchill Bridge Boat Ramp 
 
>>>>REGISTER ONLINE <<<<
Note: you must be registered on the FOR website to use link. (Register on upper left under FOR logo LOGIN on home page.)
 
Mouth Rapidly Building Sand
Posted on Nov 7th, 2017 Comments (0)
San Bernard Mouth, low tide, Sun Oct 29, 2017 - Photo Bert Smith 
 
“You can clearly see the sand bars continuing to build up at the mouth. I was there this past weekend with several boaters during an incoming tide. Water was coming across the darker colored sand bars at a fairly fast velocity.
 
If anyone is wade fishing, you need to be careful at tide changes. Lots of sand and silt being carried back into the mouth during the incoming tide and deposited inside the mouth. Note the bar in the middle (inside the mouth). We are seeing a fairly rapid closing.”  – Description by Bert Smith
 
 
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (1)
 
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