The mission of the Upper Colorado River Authority, acting within the parameters of its charter, is to enhance the water quality of the streams and tributaries located within the watershed of the Upper Colorado River Authority.
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Clean Rivers Program
The Texas Clean Rivers Program is a state fee funded water quality monitoring, data assessment and public
outreach program administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The program is coordinated through the TCEQ and regional water authorities.  The UCRA has partnered with
the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Clean Rivers Program as the lead agency for the Upper Colorado
River Basin since the 1990's.  UCRA staff monitors stream segments within the basin on an on-going basis and
data is regularly submitted to LCRA.   Work within the Clean Rivers Program (CRP) is conducted in two year
funding cycles.  The current cycle began September 1, 2013 and will end on August 31, 2015.

The Clean Rivers Program has played an integral part in improvement of water quality for the Upper basin. 
The program encourages local stakeholder participation to ensure that pertinent issues are continually
addressed.  As a result of active steering committee participation, the UCRA's upper basin program has been
successful in identifying specific water quality problems and solutions to obtain additional grant funds to address
those needs.

CRP long term objectives:  Provide quality assured data to TCEQ to use in water quality decision making; 
Identify and evaluate water quality issues; Promote cooperative watershed planning; Inform and engage
stakeholders; Maintain efficient use of public funds; and Adapt the program to emerging water quality issues
(2013 Colorado River Basin Highlights Report).

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