Marble Falls Emergency Watershed Protection

Project Name: Marble Falls Emergency Watershed Protection 

Project Location: Marble Falls, Burnet County, Texas

Project Type: Environmental Constraints and Compliance

Owner: City of Marble Falls

As a result of heavy rainfall events in 2018, the City of Marble Falls completed bank and shoreline improvements within Johnson and Lakeside parks along segments of Backbone Creek and its confluence with Lake Marble Falls and the Colorado River in Burnet County, Texas. Hicks & Company managed environmental compliance investigations for the project, which included federal funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWPP). Services included delineating the boundary of and calculating impacts to waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) subject to permitting by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE); evaluating the potential presence of threatened and endangered species; submitting environmental documentation to the NRCS; and performing extensive coordination with the City, the Texas Historical Commission (THC), and the NRCS archeologist. In addition, Hicks & Company archeologists completed an archeological survey to determine potential impacts to cultural resources and monitored during project construction.