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Storm Water Videos Broadcast on Travis County's Cable Channel 17- February 2021 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.
  •  February 1 - 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:

  • February 3- 10:00 pm
  • February 4 - 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
  • February 5 - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
  • February 6 - 8:30 am
  • February 7 - 3:00 pm
  • February 8 - 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.
  • February 10- 10:00 pm
  • February 11 - 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
  • February 12 - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
  • February 13 - 8:30 am
  • February 14 - 3:00 pm
  • February 15 - 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.
  • February 17- 10:00 pm
  • February 18 - 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
  • February 19 - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
  • February 20 - 8:30 am
  • February 21 - 3:00 pm
  • February 22 - 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.
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They will be broadcast together during each time block listed below:

  • February 24 - 10:00 pm
  • February 25 - 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
  • February 26 - 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
  • February 27 - 8:30 am
  • February 28 - 3:00 pm

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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