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Guadalupe River Above Canyon Lake: Implementing a Plan to Protect Recreational Uses

The goal of this current project is to keep recreation safe in this segment of the river by reducing bacteria levels. The adopted TMDL and the approved I-Plan combined are the road map to improving water quality in the creek.
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County: Kerr
Parameter: Bacteria
River Basin: Guadalupe
Segments: 1806

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Project Overview

Water quality testing conducted prior to 2006 indicated that concentrations of bacteria are sometimes too high in Segment 1806 of the Guadalupe River, the Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake.

The areas of concern are specifically confined to two small assessment areas within the city of Kerrville: (1) 1 mile upstream of Flat Rock Dam to a confluence with Camp Meeting Creek, and (2) from RR 394 to one mile downstream.

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Get Involved

Project staff are working with the Upper Guadalupe River Authority Exit the TCEQ to keep the public informed of project status. Find out more about what it means to participate in TMDL projects.

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The organizations listed below are partners in improving water quality in the Guadalupe River Above Canyon Lake. Most of the links in this section exit the TCEQ website Exit the TCEQ.

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Contact Us

Please e-mail us at, and mention the Guadalupe River bacteria project in the subject line. Or call us at 512-239-6682.

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