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Current, Completed, and Inactive Projects of the TMDL Program

All TMDL 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
Arroyo Colorado: Surveying Recreational Uses A completed project to evaluate recreational uses of the Arroyo Colorado
Assessing Toxicity in Ambient Water and Sediment in Seven Texas Water Bodies A completed project to assess the extent and severity of toxicity in ambient water and sediment in seven Texas water bodies.
Atascosa River: Evaluating the Aquatic Life and Recreational Uses A completed assessment project to evaluate concentrations of dissolved oxygen and bacteria in the Atascosa River in South Central Texas
Austin Area Watersheds: A TMDL Project to Protect Recreational Uses A community project to reduce bacteria and protect recreational safety in Waller, Walnut, and Shoal creeks and Taylor Slough in the city of Austin. The Austin c...
Brandy Branch Reservoir: Assessing the Safety of Fish Consumption A completed project of the TMDL Program to assess the extent of contamination in fish from Brandy Branch Reservoir
Carters Creek Watershed: Implementing TMDLs to Protect Recreational Uses A community project to develop and implement TMDLs to reduce bacteria levels and protect recreational uses of the creek. Together, the adopted TMDL and the appr...
Clear Creek Above Tidal: A TMDL Project for Total Dissolved Solids and Chloride A completed project to develop and implement total maximum daily loads for total dissolved solids and chloride in the freshwater portion of Clear Creek that is ...
Clear Fork Trinity River: Evaluating Water Quality for Aquatic Life A completed project to evaluate the attainability of the presumed aquatic life use for the Clear Fork of the Trinity River
Corpus Christi Beaches: A Community Project to Protect Recreational Uses A community project to reduce bacteria and protect recreational safety at beaches along Corpus Christi Bay. The stakeholders and TCEQ are developing total maxim...
Dickinson Bayou: Implementing a Plan to Protect Recreational Uses A community project to protect recreational uses through a TMDL to reduce bacteria. The TMDL is adopted and the I-Plan is approved. Together, the TMDL and I-Pla...
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
Fort Worth Area: A TMDL Project for Legacy Pollution A completed project to reduce legacy pollutants. Together, the adopted TMDL and the approved I-Plan are the road map to improving water quality.
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 ...
Grace Creek: Assessing Water Quality A completed project to monitor bacteria concentrations in portions of Grace Creek and the Sabine River in Longview.
Gulf Coastal Waters: Evaluating the Safety of Oyster Harvesting in 14 Bays A completed project to evaluate the safety of oyster harvesting in 14 bays
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...

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