Project Title & Description
Implement Bays Plan; Develop Partnership Projects with Local, State, and National Governments
The project area encompasses the estuarine environment of 75 miles of the south-central Texas coastline, and includes the 12 counties of the region known as the Coastal Bend. This 514 square mile area of water includes all bays, estuaries, and bayous in the Copano, Aransas, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Baffin, and upper Laguna Madre bay systems, which together represent three of the seven major Texas estuaries. The priority issues for the Coastal Bend Bays Estuaries Program (CBBEP) are: alteration of freshwater inflow into bays and estuaries; condition of living resources; loss of wetlands and estuarine habitats; degradation of water quality; altered estuarine circulation; bay debris; and selected public health issues.