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Current, Completed, and Pending Projects of the TMDL Program

All TMDL projects, listed in alphabetical order by project name
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 project to develop and implement TMDLs to reduce bacteria levels and protect recreational uses of the creek. The adopted TMDL and the approved I-Plan combined...
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
Colorado River Below E.V. Spence Reservoir: Implementing a Plan to Improve Water Quality A current project to implement TMDLs that reduce salinity from chloride, sulfate, and dissolved solids in the Colorado River below E.V. Spence Reservoir. The ad...
Corpus Christi Beaches: A TMDL Project to Protect Recreational Uses A community project to reduce bacteria and protect recreational safety at Cole and Ropes beaches along Corpus Christi Bay. The stakeholders and TCEQ are develop...
Dallas and Tarrant Counties: A TMDL Project for Legacy Pollutants A completed total maximum daily load (TMDL) project to reduce legacy pollutant loads in streams and rivers in Dallas and Tarrant Counties.
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...
Galveston Bay and Houston Ship Channel: Assessing Contamination from Dioxin A current project assess sources of contamination in fish from dioxin and evaluate options for reducing them so it is safer to eat fish from the area waterways....
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 current 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 wa...
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 current project to monitor bacteria concentrations in portions of Grace Creek and the Sabine River in Longview. If you use these streams, or live or work in t...
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...
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
Houston-Galveston Region: 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 and TCEQ developed to...
Jarbo Bayou: A TMDL Project to Protect Recreational Uses A community project to reduce bacteria and protect recreational safety in Jarbo Bayou in Galveston County. The stakeholders and the TCEQ are developing total ma...
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...
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 current project to examine the causes of low dissolved oxygen in the stream and determine the appropriate strategy for protecting aquatic life.
Lower Leon Creek: Fish Tissue Sampling Project An inactive project to evaluate and reduce high PCB concentrations in fish tissue Lower Leon Creek
Lower Sabinal River: A TMDL Project for Nitrate-Nitrogen A completed project to improve water quality in the Lower Sabinal River. The TMDL is adopted and the implementation plan is approved; together, they provide the...
Lower San Antonio River: A TMDL Project to Protect Recreational Uses A community project to reduce bacteria concentrations and protect recreational safety in the river. The TMDLs are adopted; stakeholders are developing the imple...
Martin Creek Reservoir: Assessing the Safety of Fish Consumption A completed project to assess the safety of consuming fish from Martin Creek Reservoir
Matagorda Bay and Nearby Coastal Waters: A Project to Assess Dissolved Oxygen and pH A completed project to assess dissolved oxygen and pH in Matagorda Bay and nearby coastal waters
Mission and Aransas Rivers, Tidal Portions: A Project to Protect Recreational Uses A community project to keep recreation safe in tidal segments of the Mission and Aransas rivers by reducing bacteria levels. The stakeholders and TCEQ are devel...
North Bosque River: Implementing a TMDL to Protect General Uses A project to improve water quality by developing and implementing TMDLs. The TMDLs are adopted and the I-Plan is approved; together, they provide the road map t...
Orange County Watersheds: A TMDL Project to Protect Aquatic Life and Recreational Uses A community project to improve water quality for support of recreational and aquatic life uses. TMDLs were developed for bacteria, dissolved oxygen, and pH. ...
Oso Bay and the Laguna Madre: Assessing the Aquatic Life Use A completed project to assess low dissolved-oxygen conditions in Oso Bay and Laguna Madre
Oso Bay: A Project to Assess the Oyster Waters Use A current assessment project to determine whether indicator bacteria levels in Oso Bay are high enough to affect oyster beds in Corpus Christi Bay.
Oso Bay: A TMDL Project to Protect Recreational Uses A community project to reduce bacteria levels and protect recreational safety in the bay. The TMDL is adopted. Stakeholders will develop an implementation plan,...
Oso Creek: A TMDL Project to Protect Recreational Use A community project to protect recreational uses of the creek by reducing concentrations of bacteria in the water. The stakeholders are investigating ways to im...

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