Storm Water Videos Broadcast on Travis County's Cable Channel 17- December 2017 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 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 1st - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
December 2nd - 8:30 am
December 3rd - 3:00 pm
December 4th - 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 6th - 10:00 pm
December 7th - 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
December 8th - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
December 9th - 8:30 am
December 10th - 3:00 pm
December 11th - 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 13th - 10:00 pm
December 14th - 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
December 15th - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
December 16th - 8:30 am
December 17th - 3:00 pm
December 18th - 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 20th- 10:00 pm
December 21st- 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
December 22nd- 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
December 23rd- 8:30 am
December 24th- 3:00 pm
December 25th- 11:00 am

Austin Underground, presented by The City of Austin, is designed to provide viewers with a 'virtual field trip' into the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer. The video is broken up into the following four segments:

  1. Threats/ Solutions- explores threats to the aquifer (non-point source pollution).
  2. Hydrogeology- explores the underground flow of water through the cave/ aquifer system by means of dye trace studies, and the re-emergence of groundwater at local springs, particularly Barton Springs.
  3. Salamander- studies the aquifer and the springs as a habitat for aquatic species, including the Austin Blind Salamander and the endangered Barton Springs Salamander.
  4. Geology- explores the passage of water over land to the recharge zone into critical environmental features including fractures, sinkholes, and caves. It also examines the dissolution of karst limestone.

They will be broadcast together during each time block listed below:

December 27th- 10:00 pm
December 28th- 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
December 29th- 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
December 30th- 8:30 am
December 31st- 3:00 pm

Emily Ackland
Environmental Quality Program Manager

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

Environmental Hotline
(512) 854-4400

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