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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 next meeting of the Lower Rio Grande Citizens Forum will be in March 15, 2023, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. CST via virtual meeting. Check back for more details. Please contact Sally Spener (915) 503-5542 for more information.

Link Dial In Time/Date

Dial-In Phone Number
+1 872-240-1286

Phone Conference ID: 449 494 753#


March 15, 2023, 3:00 - 5:00 CST


                          Meeting Minutes             

11/7/2022 - Press Release & Agenda

11/17/2021 - Press Release & Agenda

7/28/2021 - Press Release & Agenda

3/24/2021 - Press Release & Agenda

11/18/2020 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

2/12/2020 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

11/13/2019 - Press Release & Agenda

8/14/2019 - Press Release & Agenda

5/8/2019 - Press Release & Agenda

2/13/2019 - 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 3/15/2023
Rio Grande Water Deliveries Under the 1944 Treaty: A Compendium of Ideas
Water Quality in Lower Rio Grande
LRG Projects

Presentations from 11/16/2022
Amistad Dam Safety Mitigation Plan
Managing Water Along the U.S. - Mexico Border

Presentations from 3/24/2022
Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Levee Status Update
Morillo Drain and Pumping station - Works Jointly Funded per Minute No. 223 to Control Rio Grande Salinity
US-Mexico Cooperation on Rio Grande Water Supply: Minute No. 325 and Mexico's Rio Grande Water Deliveries to the United States

Presentations from 11/17/2021
Arroyo Colorado Vegetation Management

Presentations from 7/28/2021
Report on Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority Capital Projects

Water Quality in the Lower Rio Grande: Annual Water Quality Update and Basin Advisory Meeting

Update on the Arroyo Colorado Vegetation Management Project to Improve Flood Protection 

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