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Current and Completed Projects of the TMDL Program

All TMDL program projects, listed in alphabetical order by project name
communities working together taking care of our rivers, lakes, and bays

The TMDL Program works to restore Texas waterways that have limited quality in relation to one or more of their assigned uses, such as recreation, fishing, or healthy aquatic environment.

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Title Description
Dickinson Bayou: Investigating Low Dissolved Oxygen Conditions A completed project to assess conditions for support of fish and other aquatic life
E.V. Spence Reservoir: Implementing TMDLs for Total Dissolved Solids and Sulfate A project to improve water quality by reducing total dissolved solids (TDS) and sulfate in E.V. Spence Reservoir. Together, the adopted TMDLs and the approved I...
Elm and Sandies Creeks: Evaluating Aquatic Life and Recreational Uses A completed project to evaluate high bacteria and low dissolved oxygen concentrations in Elm and Sandies creeks in south central Texas
Galveston Bay and Houston Ship Channel: Assessing Contamination from Dioxin A current project to assess sources of contamination in fish from dioxin and evaluate options for reducing them so it is safer to eat fish from the area waterwa...
Galveston Bay and Houston Ship Channel: Assessing Contamination from PCBs A current project to assess sources of contamination in fish from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and evaluate options for reducing them so it is safer to eat ...
Galveston Bay System: A Survey of Dioxin and PCBs A completed project to assess the distribution of dioxin and PCBs in the system and evaluate options for reducing them so it is safer to eat fish from the area ...
Gilleland Creek: Implementing a Plan to Protect Recreational Uses The goal of this current project is to keep recreation safe in Gilleland Creek by reducing bacteria levels. The adopted TMDL and the approved I-Plan combined ar...
Grace Creek: Assessing Water Quality A completed project to monitor bacteria concentrations in portions of Grace Creek and the Sabine River in Longview.
Greater Trinity Region: Implementing a Plan to Protect Recreational Uses The goal of this project is reduce bacteria levels and protect recreational safety in waterways of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The stakeholders and the TCE...
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 c...
Houston Ship Channel: A TMDL Project for Nickel A completed project to limit nickel concentrations in the Houston Ship Channel. The TMDL is adopted and the I-Plan is approved. Together, the TMDL and I-Plan ar...
Houston-Galveston Region BIG: Implementing a Plan to Protect Recreational Uses The goal of this project is to reduce bacteria levels in waterways of the Houston area to make them safer for recreation. The stakeholders of the Bacteria Imple...
Jarbo Bayou: A Community Project to Protect Recreational Uses A project to reduce bacteria and protect recreational safety in Jarbo Bayou in Galveston County. The stakeholders and the TCEQ are developing total maximum dail...
Lake Austin - A TMDL Project for Dissolved Oxygen A completed project to improve conditions for aquatic life by increasing dissolved oxygen in Lake Austin. Together, the adopted TMDL and the approved I-Plan are...
Lake O' the Pines: Implementing a Plan to Protect Aquatic Life A current project to improve conditions for aquatic life by increasing dissolved oxgen levels in the lake. Together, the adopted TMDLs and approved I-Plan are t...
Lake Worth Watershed: A TMDL Project for PCBs in Fish Tissue A completed project to improve water quality by reducing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Lake Worth. The adopted TMDLs and approved implementation plan toge...
Lampasas and Navasota Rivers: Evaluating Water Quality for Recreational Uses A completed project of the TMDL Team to survey and assess bacteria impairments of the contact recreation use in three streams in east central Texas.
Lavaca Bay and Chocolate Bay: Evaluating Water Quality for Aquatic Life A completed project to assess support of the aquatic life use in Lavaca Bay and Chocolate Bay
Lower Leon Creek: A Project to Assess Bacteria A completed project to assess the extent of impairments due to bacteria in Lower Leon Creek
Lower Leon Creek: Evaluating Water Quality to Protect Aquatic Life A completed project to collect dissolved oxygen samples in the stream and add to the data available for evaluating the aquatic life use.

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