The Texas Clean Rivers Program (CRP) is managed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and funded entirely by fees assessed to wastewater discharge and water rights permit holders.
The goal of CRP is to maintain and improve the quality of water within each river basin in Texas through an ongoing partnership involving TCEQ, local entities, and citizens. The program aims to identify and evaluate water quality issues by looking at the entire watershed.
The Upper Guadalupe River Authority (UGRA) carries out the CRP water quality management efforts in Kerr County under contract to TCEQ. These efforts include water quality monitoring, assessment, and public outreach activities.
UGRA conducts CRP sampling to monitor water quality at ten Kerr County locations. These sampling sites stretch from Hunt to Center Point and are monitored four times per year for baseline water quality parameters. At each site an instrument is used to immediately measure the temperature, pH, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen content of the river. Water samples were also taken back to the UGRA Environmental Laboratory for additional testing.
For more information on CRP activities in the Guadalupe River Basin, visit
Statewide information can be found on TCEQ's Clean Rivers Program web site.