Storm Water Videos Broadcast on Travis County's Cable Channel 17- October 2020 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', presented by Texas Parks & Wildlife, explores the present state of water resources in our state, takes an in-depth look at individual water systems such as the parched deserts in the west to the rich swamps of the east, and examines how these separate elements are really part of a complex, interconnected ecosystem. This video also raises awareness of the demands being placed on the aquifers, rivers, and bays of Texas. It will be broadcast on the following dates/ times:

  • October 1 - 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
  • October 2 - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
  • October 3 - 8:30 am
  • October 4 - 3:00 pm
  • October 5 - 11:00 am

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:

  • October 7 - 10:00 pm
  • October 8 - 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
  • October 9 - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
  • October 10 - 8:30 am
  • October 11 - 3:00 pm
  • October 12 - 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.
  • October 14 - 10:00 pm
  • October 15 - 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
  • October 16 - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
  • October 17 - 8:30 am
  • October 18 - 3:00 pm
  • October 19 - 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:

  • October 21 - 10:00 pm
  • October 22 - 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
  • October 23 - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
  • October 24 - 8:30 am
  • October 25 - 3:00 pm
  • October 26 - 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.
  • October 28 - 10:00 pm
  • October 29 - 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
  • October 30 - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
  • October 31 - 8:30 am

Emily Ackland
Environmental Quality Program Manager

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

Environmental Hotline
(512) 854-4400

Contact information

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.
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