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December Meeting Report
Posted on Dec 9th, 2017 Comments (0)
These reports are a way to let the public know what FOR’s been up to. It’s also a way that someone can determine if there is any way they’d like to get involved in things. Please contact FOR if you are interested. Select Volunteer on the CONTACT US drop-down list.
  • Dec 7, H-GAC Brazos-Colorado Coastal Basin Water Quality Project Stakeholder Meeting, Wharton
FOR Environmental Committee members Valroy Maudlin and Tim Logan attended the H-GAC Brazos-Colorado Coastal Basin Water Quality Project Stakeholder Meeting, held in Wharton on December 7.  This Project (Basin 13) is a multi-year process to improve water quality, specifically reducing bacteria levels, in Caney Creek Tidal, Linnville Bayou, and Caney Creek Above Tidal.  Also attending were representatives from area municipal wastewater treatment facilities, TCEQ, and H-GAC.
  • Dec 7, Annual Christmas Boat Parade Captain's Meeting, Dido's Restaurant
Twenty-one boats are entered in the Sat, Dec 9th boat parade. During the meeting, boat numbers were handed out and parade information discussed. Don't miss – it's gonna rock the river! Hosted by Friends of the River San Bernard.
  • Dec 2, Breakfast on the Bernard, Dido's Restaurant
Thirty-one people enjoyed the regular first-Saturday-of-the-month Breakfast on the Bernard hosted by Friends of the River San Bernard.
Hurricane Flood Waters Entering Gulf Along Coast
Posted on Dec 4th, 2017 Comments (0)
At the Sat Dec 2 “Breakfast on the Bernard”, Shane Pirtle, Port Freeport Commissioner, shared a couple of images showing the wide-spread inundation of Hurricane Harvey floodwaters from Port Freeport to the San Bernard. The satellite photo “Historic Rainfall – San Bernard R., Brazos River & Freeport Harbor” shows the brown flood waters entering the Gulf at Port Freeport, the Brazos River and Cedar Lake Cut but not the San Bernard. Sometime later, around September 3rd, the mouth gave way to the pressure of the floodwaters and has remained open since but is rapidly closing again. See photo of mouth taken on Dec 1st below.
Shane also shared West Gulf River Forecast Center’s graphic of “Unofficial Storm Total Rainfall - 7 Day Point Rainfall Amounts in Inches" (first graphic on website).
Update: Mouth of the River
Posted on Dec 1st, 2017 Comments (0)
The photo, taken offshore over the Gulf of Mexico looking north, provides compelling evidence that the rapid buildup of sand at the river's mouth will soon be choking the flow of the San Bernard River to the Gulf.
Photo A.G.Bert Smith, taken Friday, Dec 1, 2017 >>
Past Web Articles
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