This smells … fishy

Why dead fish follow a hurricane If you live near the Texas coast, you may have seen dead fish following a hurricane. Lots and lots of dead, smelly fish lining the coast. Or maybe you saw them gulping for air at the surface of the water. Perhaps you wondered if it was pollution that caused … Continue reading This smells … fishy

Get Ready: National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 9-15

As part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 9-15, we are launching a series of blog posts related to hurricanes, including preparing for them, some of our staff’s experiences with them and some other interesting things we came across during hurricane season last fall. In case you were wondering how TCEQ prepares for a hurricane, … Continue reading Get Ready: National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 9-15

Estuary Systems of Texas

We’re closing out Public Service Recognition Week with a final virtual field trip from our colleagues on the Surface Water Quality Monitoring team. TCEQ scientist Robby Deans explains how environmental changes affect Texas estuaries and how TCEQ monitors the health of our waterways through seagrass sampling and water quality testing. To Robby, the SWQM team … Continue reading Estuary Systems of Texas

Texas River Biodiversity

Today's Public Service Recognition Week post highlights TCEQ scientists Jill Csekitz and Brittany Lee. In this virtual field trip developed for Texas schools, Jill and Brittney teach us about river biodiversity, while demonstrating how they monitor the water quality and overall health of Texas rivers to ensure healthy environments for animals, as well as humans. … Continue reading Texas River Biodiversity

Protecting Texas Waters

In case you missed yesterday’s blog post, this week, May 2-8, is the annual celebration of Public Service Recognition Week. In recognition, we’re highlighting a handful of TCEQ scientists and other subject-matter experts who devote their working hours to protecting Texas waters and air quality.  To help spread the word about their important roles, they’ve taken time … Continue reading Protecting Texas Waters