Seen On the River - USACE Mapping Boat
Posted on Jul 24th, 2021 Comments (0)
Photo Jim Cooper
The MLLW (Mean Lower Low Water) graph shows water depth in river indicated by the color. This data was taken at the intersection of the mouth and ICW.
On July 23rd, a US Army Corps of Engineers boat was seen zigzagging back and forth across the river. The boat was sending sound waves downward collecting data that measured the depth of the water as well as a three-dimensional view of the river bottom. This monitoring plays a role in keeping commercial boat traffic regularly traveling the river.
Flooding Program Held
Posted on Jul 18th, 2021 Comments (1)
Photo Justin Hillis
Flood program instructor Tom Ronayne explains the tools available to help river residents know what to expect when the river floods. Nineteen people attended the second FOR Environmental Committee hosted public education program “What Happen When It Rains” on Sat Jul 17th. Timing of the program was good as the river had barely returned to its regular level after flooding earlier in July.
PowerPoint slide show
If you did not attend, here's what you missed:
- Tools exist for people to anticipate how rain runoff will impact their property.
- Knowing how to use them and knowing the flooding history and "spill over" level at their location on the river can greatly reduce stress.
- The closer to the Gulf you live, the less likely your home will be impacted by rainstorm runoff and the more likely that tidal flooding governs.
- The National Weather Service hydrograph at Highway 35 is the closest gauge to our lower San Bernard homes. It would be very beneficial to have a gauge further downriver in the heavily populated areas and FOR has offered to fund installing one at FM 521. NWS is very receptive to the idea and is actively looking for an agency to fund long term maintenance
Mouth Receives NTP
Posted on Jul 17th, 2021 Comments (0)
NTP (Notice to Proceed) has been authorized to start the project of dredging the mouth of the San Bernard River. The required Environmental Monitoring Training begins next week and the Contractor will begin mobilization the week after training.
All BOATERS BEWARE!!!
While under construction, please do not access the work zone from from the Intracoastal Waterway (see map) and anywhere below to where the mouth meets the Gulf. The dredge operation is working in a sensitive area with limited space and time. Any additional boat traffic in the work zone will pose a hazard to the dredge operation and the boater. Please, we’ve waited too long for this…let’s not get in their way.
July Meeting Report
Posted on Jul 10th, 2021 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 WEBMASTER on the CONTACT US drop down list.)
- Sat Jul 17 Texas Stream Team Water Quality Test on San Bernard
CR 496 to come
H-GAC Texas Stream Team volunteers, Valroy Maudlin and Denise Wolever, use a test kit to measure the physical and chemical parameters of San Bernard River at two locations every month. Valroy tests off his pier at CR 496, 1.6 miles upstream from the Churchill Bridge. Denise tests off her pier six miles downstream from Churchill Bridge at CR 469. The test reports the pH level, salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen and turbidity of the water. Two forms are usually shown for comparison as the data collected from two different locations can vary.
- Thu Jul 8th FOR Environmental Committee, Dido’s Restaurant
The FOR Environmental Committee held its regular monthly meeting. Chairman Justin Hillis led discussion on finalizing the upcoming Sat Jul 24 River Cleanup, review of the Sat Jul 26 septic system education program at the FOR Community Center, Adopt-a-Highway mowing, the pending FM 521 flood gauge, plus any other river events needing attention.
All FOR Board members and interested friends of the river are invited to attend. Next meeting is Thu Aug 5, 6:00 pm.
- Sat Jul 5th Breakfast on the Bernard (BOB), Dido’s Restaurant
Since everyone was probably out decorating their boat for Sat afternoon’s “Fly Your Red-White-Blue” boat parade, a group of approx twenty friends attended the regular first-Saturday-of-the-month Breakfast on the Bernard. Making an appearance for the first time were new river residents John and Susan. Welcome!
FOR announcements were made about the Patriotic Boat Parade being held today and the River Cleanup scheduled for Sat Jul 24th.
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