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Introduce all employees to TRA policies, 
procedures, strategic plan and core values 

Increased operations efficiencies 
Increased retention of top talent 
Acquired intended knowledge, skills and attitudes  

  

  

WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP 

 

Unified vision statement established that integrates water supply, water conservation, water 
recycling, runoff management, wastewater facilities planning, and infrastructure planning using 
a regional watershed approach.   

 

Watershed permitting strategy for multiple facilities (e.g., active nutrient water quality trading 
under a watershed-based permit)  

 

Ecosystem enhancements for improved hydraulics or water quality, including:  

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Riparian reforestation to enhance pollution mitigation functions 

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Stream channel restoration for increased hydrologic stability   

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Critical land acquisitions (e.g., conservation easements, buffer-zone purchases)   

 

Climate impact resilience principles incorporated into planning for new, repair, and replacement 
of infrastructure.  

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Environmental flow studies to balance future water supply needs with those of the 
environment. 

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Watershed protection plans to implement best management practices in water supply 
watersheds. 

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Scientific investigations into the source, fate, transport, and impacts of water quality 
constituents. 

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Model development to understand the impacts of pollutant loading on water bodies. 

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Coordinating regional NPDES permit holders through the Upper Trinity River Water Quality 
Compact group. 

Performance Measures & Results:  

Your Performance Measure(s) 

Your Results (quantitative or qualitative) 

Reduce E. coli concentrations in Village 
Creek watershed to below 126 CFU 

This project is ongoing.  A strong steering committee has been 
developed and source identification sampling is to begin shortly. 

Identify flow standards necessary to 
maintain a sound ecological environment 

Phase I studies have been completed to provide support for the 
recently-adopted flow standards. 

Identify available water supplies above 
environmental flow criteria for future 
water supplies 

Models have been developed that confirm the observed increases 
in the river base flows, suggesting additional supplies are available 
on a sustainable basis using reuse and conservation. 

Quantify concentrations of certain 
emerging contaminants in the Trinity River 

Investigations have been performed that suggest emerging 
constituents break down in the Trinity River despite turbid 
conditions.