Cypress Creek: Developing a Watershed Protection Plan
Cypress Creek originates in western Hays County and flows into the Blanco River. Jacob's Well, an artesian spring, contributes perennial flow to Cypress Creek. Flow from the spring is critical for maintaining adequate dissolved oxygen levels in the creek.
Concerns about possible loss of flow from Jacob's Well and increases in bacteria and nutrient levels in Cypress Creek led local stakeholders to pursue development of a watershed protection plan (WPP).
The personnel for this project will prepare a WPP for Cypress Creek in two phases.
In Phase I, completed in November 2010, a stakeholder group formed, staff completed a characterization of the watershed, and stakeholders agreed on a decision-support system for selecting management measures to address water quality concerns.
In Phase II, the stakeholders will complete their plan for improving the creek.
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