Austin Area Watersheds: A TMDL Project to Protect Recreational Uses
River Basin: Colorado
Segments: 1403J, 1403K, 1428B, 1429C
High concentrations of bacteria are often found in four streams in the Austin metropolitan area — Walnut Creek, Waller Creek, the Spicewood Tributary to Shoal Creek, and Taylor Slough South. High concentrations of bacteria may indicate a health risk to people who swim or wade in the creeks—activities called “contact recreation” in the state’s standards for water quality.
The goal of the project is to reduce bacteria levels to protect people who swim or wade in the creeks. The City of Austin provides summary information about the watersheds on its website.
In all our projects, we seek opinions and information from people who represent government, permitted facilities, agriculture, business, environmental, and community and private interests in the watershed.
Throughout this project, all stakeholders and communities that use or affect these streams will be engaged in developing the strategy to improve water quality.
Notice of all general meetings will be posted here. Stay tuned to UT's Improving Austin Streams Web page for dates and information about subcommittee meetings and meeting records.
July 22, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Executive Session Conference Room
Austin City Hall
301 W. 2nd Street
At this meeting, committee members will review the strategies proposed for the I-Plan by the work groups.
Documents created by the member organizations of the Coordination Committee are posted on UT's Improving Austin Streams Web page.
Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and mention the Austin Area Bacteria TMDL project. Or call Chip Morris or Lauren Oertel, Project Managers, at 512-239-6682.