Status and Activities: Implementing the TMDL for Gilleland Creek
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River Basin: Colorado
The Gilleland Creek Implementation Plan includes six management measures and one control action to reduce bacteria. Management measures are voluntary activities, such as restoring and improving riparian buffer zones. Control actions are regulatory activities, such as monitoring E.coli concentrations in WWTF effluent.
Management measures were selected based on feasibility, costs, support, and timing. Implementation tracking provides information that can be used to determine if progress is being made toward meeting goals of the TMDL. Tracking also allows stakeholders to evaluate actions taken, identify those actions which may not be working, and make any changes that may be necessary to get the plan back on target.
The TCEQ coordinates annual follow-up meetings, providing opportunities for stakeholders to report on progress and changes in the watershed. At each meeting, stakeholders had positive reports of steps being taken toward water quality improvement.
- 2013, Third Year Implementing the Plan
- 2012, Second Year Implementing the Plan
- 2011, First Year Implementing the Plan
On August 14, 2012, the Travis County Commissioners’ Court approved requirements to establish stream setbacks applicable to development in all unincorporated areas of the watershed.
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