Storm Water Videos Broadcast on Travis County's Cable Channel 17- December 2019 Schedule

The following information is presented for public education as part of Travis County's Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) required by the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The video titled, Texas, The State of Water: Finding a Balance, presented by TEXAS Parks & Wildlife, explores the growing demand for water, the impact that growth will have on Texas, and how the steps we take will impact Texas' people, wildlife, and economic vitality.

It will be broadcast on the following dates/times:

  • December 1 - 3:00 pm
  • December 2 - 11:00 am

The following special features, presented by TEXAS Parks & Wildlife, will be broadcast during each time block listed below:

  1. Prescription to Burn- examining fire as an important tool to manage and restore natural landscapes.
  2. Forests of the River Bottom- examination of how natural flooding cycles are an integral part of the bottomland hardwood forests.
  3. Diggin' School- school children learn to construct a 'Wildscape' using native plants that requires little watering.
  4. Dealing with Drought- how Corpus Christi is working to secure water for the future.
  • December 4 - 10:00 pm
  • December 5 - 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
  • December 6 - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
  • December 7 - 8:30 am
  • December 8 - 3:00 pm
  • December 9 - 11:00 am

The video titled, A Run Unto the Sea: The Adventures of the Abilene Boys, presented by the LCRA, is a 1 hour documentary hosted by Walter Cronkite on 3 retired men who recreated in 1990 a canoe trip they had taken down the Colorado River in the 1930's. It will be broadcast on the following dates/times:

  • December 11 - 10:00 pm
  • December 12 - 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
  • December 13 - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
  • December 14 - 8:30 am
  • December 15 - 3:00 pm
  • December 16 - 11:00 am

The following videos, presented by the LCRA, the EPA, and the Weather Channel will be broadcast together during each time block listed below:

  1. The Water Never Gets This High (LCRA)- a look at the Colorado River's historical tendency for catastrophic floods.
  2. Preparing for Severe Weather (LCRA)- warns citizens to be prepared for severe weather, and offers tips on what to do during these events.
  3. Three Ways to Prepare for a Flood (LCRA)- explains what the LCRA does, and what residents should do, during a flood event.
  4. Ready For the Next Flood (LCRA)- a look at LCRA's flood-management operations.
  5. Providing Water for Central Texas (LCRA)- explains how lakes in Austin get water, and how it is distributed.
  6. After the Storm (EPA & The Weather Channel)- three case studies focus on the interconnections between our water supplies, water quality, and the economic vitality and quality of life in our communities.
  • December 18 - 10:00 pm
  • December 19 - 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
  • December 20 - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
  • December 21 - 8:30 am
  • December 22 - 3:00 pm
  • December 23 - 11:00 am

The following videos presented by the LCRA and the Water Education Foundation will be broadcast together during each time block listed below:

  1. Innovative Stormwater Runoff Practices (LCRA)
  2. Storm Water Management: Turning Runoff Into a Resource (Water Education Foundation)- explains the problem with polluted storm water, and steps that can be taken to prevent such pollution and turn it into a water resource.
  3. Pointless Pollution (LCRA)- a documentary hosted by Walter Cronkite on the problems posed to the nation's water supply by non-point source pollution. One segment includes Lake Travis.
  • December 25 - 10:00 pm
  • December 26 - 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
  • December 27 - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
  • December 28 - 8:30 am
  • December 29 - 3:00 pm
  • December 30 - 11:00 am

Emily Ackland
Environmental Quality Program Manager

Weekdays: 8:00-5:00
(512) 854-9383

Environmental Hotline
(512) 854-4400

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