Plum Creek: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan in Lockhart
Plum Creek has sometimes had high concentrations of E. coli bacteria. The presence of these bacteria indicate there may be a risk for people who swim or wade in the creek—activities called “contact recreation” in the state’s standards for water quality.
Nutrient levels have also been a concern in Plum Creek. Excessive amounts of nutrients can cause extensive algae growth that can harm aquatic species.
The Plum Creek Watershed Partnership formed in 2005 to improve the quality of the creek, and completed a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) in 2008.
To implement the WPP, the City of Lockhart is mapping its stormwater system, identifying and prioritizing improvements in the system that will prevent pollution in the creek, and implementing several other activities.
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