**URGENT** Upcoming NRCS Listening Session

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Decatur Conference Center
2010 W. US Hwy 380
Decatur, TX  76234

NRCS Listening Session Flyer

NRCS is considering several significant changes to their design guidelines which will impact funding for new dams and rehabilitation projects nationwide.  The goal for this meeting is to provide an opportunity for sponsors and their partners to interact with USDA-NRCS Watershed program national leadership.

The session will provide an opportunity for input, questions, and comments concerning the Watershed Program!  Please consider attending this important meeting!

2018 Spring Meeting in Federicksburg – March 26th

The meeting in Fredericksburg was a rousing success!  About 65 members, sponsors, agency representatives, and other supporters were in attendance.  Thanks to our fantastic speakers for sharing your knowledge and experiences, and to our agencies for providing timely and informational updates on efforts supporting the Texas Watershed Program.  Also, thanks to Moir Watershed Services and Tarrant Regional Water District for refreshments and lunch!

Below you’ll find the agendas, presentations, and handouts from the meeting.
Membership Meeting Agenda
Business Meeting Agenda

Presentations and Handouts:
Charles Melton, M&E Consultants – Dam Breach Maps – What, Why, How, & How Much? and Handouts
Mark Northcut, NRCS – Overview of the EWP Program
Jarred Thomas, Wilco and Megan Dutton, TCEQ – County-based EAPs
TSSWCB handouts
Dan Sebert, NWC – handout

2017 Fall Meeting in Galveston- October 23, 2017

Thanks to everyone for making the 2017 fall meeting a success!  Highlights of the meeting included updates from state and federal agencies on recent activities in the watershed program, words of thanks and support from the National Watershed Coalition, and election of new officers and steering committee members.

Presentation by TSSWCB staff, highlighting the Plum Creek #6 Labyrinth Weir Spillway, located in Hays County
New Officers and Steering Committee Members


2017 Spring Meeting in Fredericksburg – March 27, 2017

Meeting Location
Inn on Baron’s Creek
308 South Washington Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
(830) 990-2582

2016 Fall Meeting in Waco – October 17, 2016

Join us on Monday, October 17th for the TAWS Fall meeting at the Waco Convention Center, to be held in conjunction with the 76th Annual Meeting of SWCD Directors.


Meeting Location

Waco Convention Center
100 Washington Avenue
Waco, Texas 76701

Spring Meeting in Fredericksburg – March 28, 2016

The Spring Meeting was a great success, with over 60 participants! Click the links below for information and presentations.

2016 Spring Meeting Agenda

Todd Marek, NRCS – DamWatch Internet Tool

Ruth Haberman, Upper Brushy Creek WCID – Impacts of 2015 Flooding

Bobby Wilson, Navarro SWCD – Impacts of 2015 Floods

Dustin Mortensen, FNI – Dam Rehab Experiences in Central Texas

Thanks to the following meeting sponsors!

  Moir Watershed Services,

  Tarrant Regional Water District

20th Annual Membership Meeting in Corpus Christi- October 26, 2015

The 20th Annual Membership Meeting of TAWS was held in Corpus Christi on Monday, October 26th.  The following were elected to serve as officers for the next two years:


Jerry Henderson, President

Tom Goode, Vice-President

Tina Hendon, Secretary-Treasurer


Minor amendments to the By-Laws were approved and TAWS celebrated its 20th Anniversary.    Steering Committee members to serve three-year terms ending in 2016 were also elected.