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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 suffer less erosion and water quality in the creek should improve.


Tule Creek runs through Rockport and other portions of Aransas County. Although this project will improve conditions on portions of Tule Creek, its main purpose is to protect the bay this creek feeds: Little Bay.

Less than one square mile and for the most part very shallow, Little Bay has had a decline in its water quality and a loss of wildlife habitat. The principal cause of these problems is polluted runoff from Tule Creek. As population in the watershed grows and impervious cover increases, we can anticipate that Tule Creek will carry increasing amounts of sediment into Little Bay.

To address this threat, Aransas County is working with local communities to develop a stormwater management plan. This project is a part of that plan.

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Project Description

Crews from Aransas County will revegetate and stabilize eroding banks along the upper Tule Creek West Channel. They will also install erosion control based on several different techniques. By taking field samples and using the resulting data to model the watershed's behavior, Aransas County's workers will also evaluate the performance of these techniques.

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For More Information

To find out more about the NPS Program, call 512-239-6682 or e-mail us at nps@tceq.texas.gov.

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