Different versions of "Dr Thom Hardy's" Curriculum Vita

Aug 20, 2016 version of Thom Hardy's CV

Sept 30, 2016 version of Thom Hardy's CV

Oct 9, 2016 version of Thom Hardy's CV

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Request for Full NEPA/EIS Review of
Proposal to Remove Capes Dam


The City of San Marcos, Texas and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are seeking to remove Capes Dam in San Marcos, Texas without first conducting a thorough and impartial assessment of the impacts of such action.

We believe the removal of Capes Dam has been insufficiently scrutinized, omitting the detrimental effects on aquatic ecology, the integrity of historical river features, and recreational usability that could be lost if Capes Dam is removed.

Thus we seek affirmation from responsible federal and state officials that the full National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) process for issuing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be conducted before any action is authorized.


  1. Map of San Marcos River from headwaters in Spring Lake downstream to the San Marcos Wastewater Plant

Letter of Intent

Statements of Concern:

  1. Lack of Peer Review of Impact Predictions
  2. Errors in Project Specification
  3. Historical Significance Ignored
  4. Consideration of Recreational Usability


  1. USFWS documentation for TPWD, TCEQ, City of San Marcos, and more, with notes on errors and omissions.
  2. Critical assessments of the single scientific source supporting removal of Capes Dam.
  3. TPWD Sand & Gravel Permit request with notes on errors and omissions.
  4. TCEQ Dam Safety Information sheet with omissions noted.
  5. TCEQ judgment that Capes Dam is not a “dam.”
  6. USFWS SHPO-106 request and concerns of Texas Historical Commission.
  7. TCEQ dam removal guidelines.
  8. Watershed Systems Group June 2015 document with concerns noted.
  9. Watershed Systems Group October 2015 document with concerns noted.
  10. USFWS August 2014 recommendation to City of San Marcos, concerns noted.
  11. River Systems Institute 2012 document with concerns noted.
  12. Illustrations of threatened recreational use and alternatives to removal.
  13. News and editorial coverage of the controversy.
  14. Executive Summary from Utah Water Research Laboratory's 2004 report on the San Marcos River System, concerns noted.