Local agencies working together

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Started in the early 1960s and into the 1970s, municipal watersheds came into existence across the nation. Flash forward over half-a-century, and it has become a combined effort of multiple governments to sustain them.

In Cuero, DeWitt County Drainage District No. 1 (DCDD1) works alongside several entities to form the vital North Cuero Watershed: DeWitt County, City of Cuero, DeWitt County Soil & Water Board and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Over the last several years, DCDD1 have been working towards the clearing of two dams they operate north of Cuero as part of the North Cuero Watershed. Completion of this project was made possible through a grant of $210,000 from the Texas Soil & Water Board.

Along with the grant, an in-kind donation was provided by Moir Watershed Services.

Beth Chang Parker, general manager of DCDD1, noted that county commissioner Curtis Afflerbach provided a lot of the leg work on this endeavor.

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