Cameron and Willacy Counties, Texas
RATES is the technical lead for this Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Freshwater Flows (FWF) project to establish a monitoring program to characterize flow and water quality of four Lower Laguna Madre Tributaries. The project involves operation of continuous monitoring stations on each tributary to measure water quality and hydrologic parameters in combination with quarterly monitoring events. Data will be applied to address management of hydrologic flows to ensure the health of the ecologically sensitive hypersaline Lower Laguna Madre. RTHS stations commissioned through this project will be included in the Lower Rio Grande Valley-Regional River and Estuary Observatory network that is being implemented as part of the LRGVDC Regional TWDB Flood Infrastructure Fund project.