Major Initiatives

Bacteria Reduction Plan

As the lead surface water quality agency for the Upper Guadalupe River, UGRA received a grant from TCEQ to implement measures to reduce bacteria levels in the Guadalupe River in Kerrville. Read More

Brush Management

UGRA supports brush management activities by Kerr County landowners in the upper Guadalupe River watershed.  Water enhancement through brush management is an important part in the planning for future water use by maximizing our current water supply.  Read More

Clean Rivers Program

Established in 1991, the Texas Clean Rivers Program (CRP) is a state fee-funded, non-regulatory program that was created to provide a framework and forum for managing water quality issues in a more holistic manner.  UGRA completes CRP activities in the upper Guadalupe River basin in Kerr County. Read More


EduScape - UGRA's educational landscape Read More

Healthy Creeks Initiative

UGRA is collaborating with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department in the Healthy Creeks Initiative to combat invasive Arundo donax or giant cane along our waterways.  Read More

Outreach and Education

UGRA has an active education program designed to give Kerr County residents a better understanding of the upper Guadalupe River watershed and water resources. Read More

Rainwater Harvesting

UGRA has a rebate program and a cost assistance program to promote water conservation and watershed stewardship through rainwater harvesting in Kerr County. Read More

Volunteer Summer Study

The Volunteer Summer Study Program supplements data collected by UGRA and includes interested members of the community in water quality testing. The information collected by the volunteers also helps identify areas in need of further investigation. Read More

Water Monitoring

UGRA coordinates several water quality monitoring programs, each with distinct goals. Read More

Water and Sediment Control Basins

Water and sediment control basins slow down overland flood pulses and prevent the initial flood of water from rushing downstream and leaving Kerr County. Read More