Executive Office of
Northeast Texas Municipal Water District
Hughes Springs, Texas
The meeting began at 9:30 a.m. The following persons were present:
J. R. Alphin
|| Gary Spicer
Items 1 & 2.
Guests and committee representatives were recognized and welcomed to the
meeting by Walt Sears, Jr. Mr. Sears reported on the low lake levels of
Lake O’ the Pines.
By consensus, the minutes of the March 30, 2005 meetings were approved
Patricia Wise reported that she will be transferring to another
location and introduced the new Project Manager, Jennifer Delk.
Ms. Delk was welcomed to the committee and Mr. Sears provided her with
more information on the project.
Arthur Talley of TCEQ
gave an update on the Total Maximum Daily Load Program (TMDL) for Lake
O’ the Pines. Both point and non-point sources need to remain involved
in this process. Plans were made to provide more information to the
representatives of the point sources before the next stakeholder
Leah Cooper of Lone Star Steel gave the committee an update on the
Sediment Sampling Project at Lake Ellison. Ms. Cooper advised that the
final results should be available within the next few months.
David Thomas of HDR Engineering gave power point presentations of the
2005 Basin Highlights Report, Tankersley Creek Special Study and the
Monitoring Study. Mr.
Thomas also advised the committee that Paul Price and Associates
had merged with the HDR Engineering firm.
David Thomas also gave an update on the 2006 Coordinated Monitoring
The meeting was temporarily recessed at 12:00 pm. So that the attendees
could enjoy a lunch that was provided by the Northeast Texas Municipal
reconvened at 1:00 p.m.
Walt Sears reported that interest in Caddo Lake Environmental Flows was
continuing but there was nothing significant to report at this time.
There may be something to report and discuss at the next meeting.
Mr. Mooring of the USGS was not present due to the recent hurricanes.
Beverly Allen gave an update on the 319(h) Project. Mrs. Allen reported
that no water samples have been taken due to the very dry weather
northeast Texas has been experiencing.
The next meeting was scheduled for November 17, 2005.
Art Crowe advised that he has completed an 8-year study of the water
quality monitoring on the Black Cypress Bayou. A report from Art Crowe
at the next meeting is anticipated.
The meeting was
adjourned at 2:30 p.m.