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All Nonpoint Source Projects

All NPS projects in alphabetical order by title
Title Description
Arroyo Colorado Tidal Dissolved Oxygen Modeling A project to learn more about the causes of varying levels of oxygen in the Arroyo Colorado’s tidal segment. Scientists will develop a dissolved oxygen dynami...
Arroyo Colorado: Coordinating a Watershed Protection Plan Support of a watershed coordinator for the Arroyo Colorado WPP
Arroyo Colorado: Implementing Low Impact Development (LID) Practices, Phase III A project to fund a third set of LID projects in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, implementing part of the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan (WPP)
Arroyo Colorado: Implementing Low Impact Development (LID) Practices, Phase II A project to fund additional LID projects in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, implementing part of the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan (WPP)
Arroyo Colorado: Improving the McAllen Stormwater Facilities A project to install and monitor improvements at three regional stormwater detention facilities (RSDFs) in the City of McAllen
Bastrop Bayou: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) Continued development and implementation efforts of the Bastrop Bayou WPP, including identifying implementation opportunities, replacing malfunctioning resident...
Brady Creek: Developing a Watershed Protection Plan A project to develop a WPP for Brady Creek.
Brownsville-Resaca Watershed Characterization This project will identify existing data and data gaps to characterize the hydrologic, land use, and water quality in the Brownsville-Resaca watershed.
Caddo Lake: Developing a Watershed Protection Plan A project to develop a WPP for Caddo Lake.
Carters Creek TMDL Data Project A project to gather additional information about levels and potential sources of bacteria in Carters Creek to support better targeting and refinement of strateg...
Carters Creek: Implementing Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) A project to improve the quality and recreational conditions of Carters Creek by identifying and characterizing sources of bacteria.
City of Austin: Lawn and Garden Chemical Education A multimedia advertising campaign to educate the public on the proper use of lawn and garden chemicals.
Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments: On-Site Sewage Facilities Phase II A project in targeted coastal counties of Texas to extend the current efforts to reduce pollution from on-site sewage facilities (OSSFs) such as septic systems....
Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments: On-Site Sewage Facilities Phase I A project to reduce pollution from on-site sewage facilities (septic systems) in the Texas Coastal Zone
Colorado River Below E.V. Spence Reservoir: Implementing Total Maxmimum Daily Loads (TMDLs) The Railroad Commission will evaluate the data from two sites, Ballinger and Wendkirk. This comprehensive data evaluation will be used to design and determine ...
Colorado River below Lady Bird Lake: Alluvium Case Study of Pathogens This study investigates pathogen movement between the Colorado River below Lady Bird Lake and its adjuacent alluvial aquifer.
Composted Manure Incentive Project A project in the North Bosque and Leon River watersheds that gives incentives for using manure from dairy farms as roadside compost.
Composting System to Control Water Hyacinth A Nonpoint Source Program (NPS) project to test and demonstrate large-scale composting for the control of invasive water hyacinth.
Continuous Water Quality and Discharge Monitoring at Selected Sites in Texas For this project the U.S. Geological Survey's Texas Water Science Center is conducting continuous water quality monitoring at selected sites on the Rio Grande, ...
Cypress Creek: Developing a Watershed Protection Plan A project to develop a WPP for Cypress Creek, a tributary of the Blanco River.
Dickinson Bayou: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan Implementation and demonstration of best management practices under the Dickinson Bayou WPP. Practices include water-smart landscaping, low-impact development, ...
Effectiveness of Compost and Mulch Practices for Erosion Control in a Reclaimed Rock Quarry A project to compare the effectiveness of various practices including surface application of compost and mulch to control erosion and improve water quality thro...
Galveston Bay Low Impact Development (LID) Phase I This project demonstrates LID practices and quantifies reductions in nonpoint source pollutants through monitoring and modeling.
Geronimo and Alligator Creeks: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) - Education and Outreach The Seguin Outdoor Learning Center will provide educational programs on nonpoint source pollution and install on-site demonstrations of best management practice...
Geronimo Creek: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) As part of a Watershed Protection Plan for Geronimo Creek the City of Seguin will decommission failing septic systems and extend sewer service to some areas.
Halls Bayou-Westfield Estates: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan Implementation of low-flow water devices, a pet-waste program, and outreach for managing on-site wastewater facilities in Westfield Estates.
Hickory Creek Watershed: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) Initiation of best management practices implementing the Hickory Creek WPP.
Houston-Galveston Area Trash Bash Once a year thousands of volunteers gather along the Texas waterways to do their part in cleaning up the environment by participating in the largest single day ...
Lake Granbury: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan A project to support a Watershed Coordinator and public outreach programs in the Lake Granbury area
Lake Sam Rayburn: On-Site Sewage Facilities A project to improve water quality by identifying and addressing issues with OSSFs in the area surrounding Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Leon River: Financial Incentive Program for On-site Sewage Facilities (Septic Systems) This project will establish a Technical Assistance and Financial Incentive Program for Coryell County to replace or repair failing OSSFs along the Leon River.
Nolan Creek: Watershed Based Planning and Assessment A project to conduct water quality data collection and analysis to characterize the creek and provide a basis for developing a watershed action strategy if appr...
North Bosque: Evaluating Effectiveness of TMDL Implementation A project to conduct routine and storm event monitoring on the North Bosque River and to correlate the results with changes in land management practices.
Plum Creek: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) - Illicit Discharge Monitoring Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) will monitor the City of Lockhart's stormwater conveyance system for illicit discharges.
Plum Creek: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan in Lockhart A project to implement portions of the Plum Creek WPP in Lockhart.
Quarry BMP Guidance Document Development of Guidance for best management practices to reduce nonpoint source pollution from quarries and surface mining operations
San Marcos River: Characterizing the Spring Lake Watershed A project to identify and quantify primary sources of nutrients and turbidity in Spring Lake.
Statewide: Low Impact Development Workshops A project to provide intensive workshops and consultations with people about low impact development policies and practices
Texas Stream Team: Volunteers Monitoring Water Quality Texas Stream Team coordinates a network of partner organizations and citizen scientists to increase the public's knowledge of water quality and nonpoint source ...
Tule Creek West Improvement, Phase II A stream restoration project to stabilize Upper Tule Creek West. Reshaping part of the bank and re-establishing native riparian vegetation will help reduce sign...
Tule Creek West: Sediment-Trap Pond and Habitat Enhancement Implementation of several stormwater BMPs along West Tule Creek in Aransas County.
Tule Creek: Channel Stabilization A project to restore vegetation to the streambanks in the upper west channel of Tule Creek. When this new vegetation is established, the streambanks should suff...
Upper Cibolo Creek and Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District: Education Initiative A project to produce an Aquifer/Watershed Owner's Manual and educational videos on stewardship practices including low impact development.
Upper Cibolo Creek and Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation Education Initiative A project to produce a manual and educational materials about stewardship practices, including low impact development.
Upper Cibolo Creek: Developing A Watershed Protection Plan A project to develop a watershed protection plan (WPP) for Upper Cibolo Creek.
Upper Cibolo Creek: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan The City of Boerne is conducting education and outreach activities, and developing and implementing a domestic waterfowl management program to improve water qua...
Upper Guadalupe River: A Plan to Reduce Bacteria A project to reduce bacteria levels in a small area of the Upper Guadalupe River within the city of Kerrville in Kerr County. The primary means of achieving the...
Upper San Antonio River: Incorporating LID Practices at the Mission Drive-In Redevelopment A project to incorporate several low-impact development (LID) features into a multipurpose redevelopment project by the City of San Antonio
Upper San Antonio River: Update to the WPP A project to update the 2007 Watershed Protection Plan for the Upper San Antonio River.
Upper San Marcos River Watershed Protection Plan A Nonpoint Source Program (NPS) project to develop a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) for the Upper San Marcos River Watershed.

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