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Buffalo and Whiteoak Bayous Recreational Use Attainability Analysis

RUAAs for Buffalo Bayou Above Tidal, Bear Creek, Buffalo Bayou, Langham Creek, South Mayde Creek (Harris), Turkey Creek, Mason Creek, Neimans Bayou, Rummel Creek, Spring Branch, Whiteoak Bayou Above Tidal, Brickhouse Gully/Bayou, Cole Creek, unnamed tributary of Whiteoak Bayou, and unnamed tributary of Whiteoak Bayou, San Jacinto River Basin.

Project Summary

Status: Completed; awaiting EPA approval

Basin San Jacinto River Basin
Segment Names and Numbers Buffalo Bayou Above Tidal, 1014; Bear Creek, 1014A; Buffalo Bayou, 1014B; Langham Creek, 1014E; South Mayde Creek, 1014H; Turkey Creek, 1014K; Mason Creek, 1014L; Neimans Bayou, 1014M; Rummel Creek, 1014N; Spring Branch, 1014O; Whiteoak Bayou Above Tidal, 1017; Brickhouse Gully/Bayou, 1017A; Cole Creek, 1017B; unnamed tributary of Whiteoak Bayou, 1017D; and unnamed tributary of Whiteoak Bayou, 1017E
Counties Harris
Recreational-Survey Report Recreational UAA for Buffalo and Whiteoak Bayous
Public Review of Recreational-Survey Report The opportunity for public reivew and comment on the report was provided during the 2010 revisions to the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards and subequent rulemaking.
TCEQ Recommendations A site-specific recreational use of secondary contact recreation 1 (geometric mean of 630 E. coli per 100 ml) was proposed for Brickhouse Gully/Bayou, 1017A, and two unnamed tribuaries of Whiteoak Bayou, 1017D and 1017E, in the revisions to the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards. The commission adopted revisions to the Standards on June 30, 2010. The remainder of the water bodies will retain a primary contact recreation use with a geometric mean 126 of E. coli per 100 ml.
Public Comment on TCEQ Recommendations Provided during the 2010 revisions to the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards and subsequent rulemaking.
Final Outcome Appendix G of the 2010 Texas Surface Water Quality Standards.

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Project Report and Photos

The RUAA for Buffalo and Whiteoak bayous is available for download. Photographs associated with preparation of the RUAA are also provided. The report is in PDF. The photos are provided in zip archives (Help with compressed files.). Approximate file sizes are shown in parentheses.

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