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Assessment of Contact Recreation Use Impairments and Watershed Planning for Big Cypress Creek and Tributaries

Project Goals and Objectives:  Big Cypress Creek (and its tributaries) are located in the Cypress Creek Basin. The headwaters of Big Cypress Creek originate in southeast Hopkins County. From there, Big Cypress Creek flows east into Lake Cypress Springs and then into Lake Bob Sandlin in Franklin County. After leaving Lake Bob Sandlin, Big Cypress Creek, which forms the county line between Titus and Camp Counties, flows southeast to Lake O' the Pines and then finally to Caddo Lake before entering Louisiana.

Assessment of Contact Recreation Use Impairments and Watershed Planning for Five Tributaries of the Little Brazos River

Project Goals/Objectives: To assess contact recreation use impairments and support watershed planning for five tributaries of the Little Brazos River by 1) facilitating public participation and coordinating stakeholder involvement in decision-making, 2) developing a comprehensive GIS inventory and conducting a watershed source survey, and 3) collecting water quality monitoring data.

Assessment of Water Quality and Watershed Planning for the Leona River

Project Goals/Objectives:  Provide stakeholders and agencies with sufficient information to address bacteria impairments on the Leona River through verification of use attainment, revision of water quality standards, or development of a WPP or TMDL.   

Project Location:  Leona River (Segment ID 2109) (Leona River Watershed includes Frio, Uvalde, and Zavala Counties)

Project Costs: $861,714

Project Websites: http://leonariver.org/

Development of a Watershed Protection Plan for Attoyac Bayou

This project shall serve as a means for establishing and engaging a watershed stakeholder group to assist in the development and future implementation of a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) for the Attoyac Bayou watershed. This project will utilize portions of the “Three-Tier Approach for Bacteria TMDL Development” as recommended in the Bacteria TMDL Task Force Report submitted to TCEQ and TSSWCB.

Recreational Use Attainability Analysis for Aransas Creek

Project Background: Aransas Creek reaches 20 miles from the confluence of the Aransas River northeast of Skidmore to the headwaters of the stream west of Beeville. The Aransas Creek watershed is largely rural ranchland with no major communities. Tributaries to Aransas Creek include Dry Creek, Elm Creek, and Olmos Creek.

Recreational Use Attainability Analysis for San Miguel Creek

Project Goals/Objectives: This project consists of performing a Comprehensive RUAA on San Miguel Creek (Segment 2108) for the purpose of ascertaining the level of recreational use occurring in the creek. This project will adhere to the procedures provided in the TCEQ Procedures for a Comprehensive RUAA and a Basic RUAA Survey.

Recreational Use Attainability Analysis for Ten Creeks in the Red River and Neches River Basins

Project Goals/Objective: Comprehensive RUAAs will be conducted on ten segments: Mud Creek (0201A), Bois D’Arc Creek (0202A), Choctaw Creek (0202F), Smith Creek (0202G), and Iron Ore Creek (0202K) in the Red River Basin and Prairie Creek (0606A), Kickapoo Creek (0605A), Neches River above Lake Palestine (0606), Mud Creek (0611C) and West Mud Creek (0611D) in the Neches River Basin.

Recreational Use Attainability Analysis of Buffalo Creek

Project Goals/Objectives: This project will collect data to evaluate factors affecting attainment of recreational use in Buffalo Creek (Segment 0214B). Possible sources of bacteria will be assessed by developing a comprehensive GIS inventory, evaluating historical water quality data, and conducting a watershed source survey. To ensure decision-making is founded on local input and that watershed action is successful, public participation and stakeholder interaction will be a critical component of this project.

Recreational Use Attainability Analysis of Dixon Creek

Project Goals/Objectives: This project will collect data to evaluate factors affecting attainment of recreational use in Dixon Creek (0101A). Possible sources of bacteria will be assessed by developing a comprehensive GIS inventory, evaluating historical water quality data, and conducting a watershed source survey. To ensure decision-making is founded on local input and that watershed action is successful, public participation and stakeholder interaction will be a critical component of this project.

Recreational Use Attainability Analysis of Paradise Creek

Project Goals/Objectives: This project will collect data to evaluate factors affecting attainment of recreational use in Paradise Creek (0230A). Possible sources of bacteria will be assessed by developing a comprehensive GIS inventory, evaluating historical water quality data, and conducting a watershed source survey. To ensure decision-making is founded on local input and that watershed action is successful, public participation and stakeholder interaction will be a critical component of this project.

Recreational Use Attainability Analysis of Sweetwater Creek

Project Goals/Objectives: This project will collect data to evaluate factors affecting attainment of recreational use in Sweetwater Creek (0299A). Possible sources of bacteria will be assessed by developing a comprehensive GIS inventory, evaluating historical water quality data, and conducting a watershed source survey. To ensure decision-making is founded on local input and that watershed action is successful, public participation and stakeholder interaction will be a critical component of this project.