Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy Counties, Texas
RATES serves in a technical advisory capacity in support of two TCEQ Watershed Protection Plans: 1) Lower Laguna Madre-Brownsville Ship Channel Watershed Characterization; and 2) North and Central Watershed Characterization. RATES has developed the River and Estuary Observation Network- Rio Grande Valley (REON-RGV) that serves as the central repository and public access point for all watershed characterization data that is compiled and generated through the project. REON-RGV is further being leveraged to serve as the regional database, through which data and models developed through the LRGV-Regional Flood Infrastructure Fund project will be served. RATES also supports field data collection events, Quality Assurance Project Planning, and watershed modeling activities.