Nueces River Authority

Water Quality Division

Manages collection of water samples for the Texas Clean Rivers Program and special projects like Texas Commission of Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ’s) Total Maximum Daily Load program. Petronila Creek is particularly of interest in recent years due to being one of the most impaired waters. We are proud to work with other environmental professionals with a plethora of expertise through the Texas A&M University’s Water Supply Studies and Center for Coastal Studies, Bring Baffin Back program, Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, Natural Resource Conservation Service, TCEQ, and other river authorities and groundwater districts.

To see where we currently sample, use the following link!

Jessica Wright

Manager of Water Quality Programs

Jessica Wright graduated from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Chemistry and co-authored a Master’s thesis Relating Riparian Evaluation Methods in Oso Creek. 

She worked as Chemist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for several years assisting with unexploded ordinance remediation, general sampling inquiries, environmental site assessments (phase 1), lead based paint assessments, and asbestos surveys.

With Nueces River Authority, she collects water samples North of Uvalde all the way down to the Valley.


Courtney Taylor

Water Quality Data Specialist

To be added soon!!