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Lower Rio Grande Citizens Forum Meetings

The Lower Rio Grande Citizens Forum (LRGCF) was established in 2003 to facilitate the exchange of information between the USIBWC and members of the public about Commission activities in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. The LRGCF is intended to bring together community members, enabling the early and continued two-way flow of information, concerns, values, and needs between the USIBWC and the general public, environmentalists, government agencies, irrigation districts, municipalities,and other interested parties.  Below are Minutes and Presentations of previous meetings of the LRGCF.

             Meeting Announcements


The Lower Rio Grande Citizens Forum meeting will be July 28 , 2021, 3:00 - 5:00 PM CDT via webinar. Please contact Lori Kuczmanski (915) 494-6027 for more information.

                 Meeting Minutes

3/10/2021 - Press Release & Agenda

11/18/2020 - Press Release & Agenda

2/12/2020 - Press Release & Agenda 

11/13/2019 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

8/14/2019 - Press Release & Agenda

5/8/2019 - Press Release & Agenda

2/4/2019 - Press Release & Agenda

11/14/2018 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

8/8/2018 - Press Release & Agenda

2/21/2018 - Press Release & Agenda

11/8/2017 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

8/9/2017 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

5/10/2017 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

2/8/2017 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

Presentations from 3/24/2021
Arroyo Colorado Hike and Bike Trail Extension Update
Arroyo Colorado Vegetation Management Project to Improve Flood Protection

Presentations from 11/18/2020
Hidalgo County Delta Region Water Management
Mexico's Rio Grande Water Deliveries to the U.S.

Presentations from 7/22/2020
IBWC History and Projects    
LRG Flood Control Project
CF Orientation Board Member Duties 

Presentations from 2/12/2020
Illegal Dumping

Presentations from 11/13/2019
The Legislature and the Flood Infrastructure Fund
River & Estuary Observation Network

Presentations from 8/14/2019
Safety of Dams Presentation
Hurricane Preparation Presentation

Presentations from 5/8/2019
Biological Control of Arundo Donax; an Invasive Weed of the Rio Grande Basin

Presentations from 2/13/2019
Arroyo Colorado Hydraulic Analysis for Reestablishing Design Capacity

Presentations from 11/14/18
McAllen Public Utility
Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1

Presentations from 8/8/18
Water Quality in the Lower Rio Grande
IBWC Mercedes

Presentations from 5/9/18
IBWC History and Activities
Citizens Forum Orientation
LRG Flood Control Project

Presentations from 11/8/17
LRG Binational Solution to Assure 1944 Treaty Compliance
Illegal Dumping

Presentations from 8/9/17
USIBWC Mercedes Vehicular Gate Traffic Project
Hurricane Beulah: Then and Now

Presentations from 5/10/17
Mexico's Rio Grande Water Deliveries to the U.S.
U.S. - Mexico Colorado River Cooperation
Border Patrol Video "The Shift" - YouTube

Presentation from 2/8/17 Meeting:
Status update on the Remediation Design of Upper Brownsville Levee and Floodplain Failure