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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
Colorado River Below E.V. Spence Reservoir: Implementing a Plan to Improve Water Quality A community project to implement TMDLs that reduce salinity from chloride, sulfate, and dissolved solids in the Colorado River below E.V. Spence Reservoir. The ...
Corpus Christi Beaches: A Community 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. Together, the adopted...
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.
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...
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 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
Leon River: A TMDL Project for Bacteria An inactive project to reduce bacteria and improve water quality in the Leon River below Proctor Lake
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.
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 Community 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
Matagorda Bay Watersheds: Protecting Recreational Uses The goal of this current project is to make recreation safer by reducing bacteria levels in waterways of the greater Matagorda Bay watershed.
Mid Cibolo Creek: A Project for Dissolved Oxygen A completed project to assess and improve dissolved oxygen concentrations in Mid Cibolo Creek in South Central Texas
Mission and Aransas Rivers, Tidal Portions: A Community 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. Together, the adopted TMDLs and app...

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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 community has developed an Implementation Plan (I-Plan), which together with TMDLs developed by the TCEQ with community feedback, provide the the road map for improving water quality. The commission has adopted the TMDLs and approved the Implementation Plan.
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 approved implementation plan are the road map to improving water quality in the creek.
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 above tidal influence. The adopted TMDL and approved I-Plan together are the road map to improving water quality.
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 community project to implement TMDLs that reduce salinity from chloride, sulfate, and dissolved solids in the Colorado River below E.V. Spence Reservoir. The adopted TMDL and the approved I-Plan combined are the road map to improving water quality in the creek.
Corpus Christi Beaches: A Community 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 developing total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) and an implementation plan (I-Plan), which together will provide the road map for improving water quality.
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. Together, the adopted TMDL and the approved I-Plan are the road map to improving water quality.
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-Plan are the road map to improved water quality.
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-Plan are the road map to improved water quality.
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.
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 are the road map to improving water quality in the creek.
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 TCEQ developed total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) and an implementation plan, which together are the road map to improving water quality. The TCEQ has adopted the TMDLs and approved the Implementation Plan.
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.
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 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 are the road map to improved water quality.
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 Implementation Group (BIG) and the TCEQ developed total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) and their Implementation Plan, which together are the road map to improving water quality. The TCEQ has adopted the TMDLs and approved the Implementation Plan.
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 daily loads (TMDLs) and an implementation plan, which together will be the road map for improving water quality.
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 the road map to improving water quality.
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 the road map to improved water quality.
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 together are the road map to improving water quality.
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
Leon River: A TMDL Project for Bacteria
An inactive project to reduce bacteria and improve water quality in the Leon River below Proctor Lake
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.
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 road map for improved water quality.
Lower San Antonio River: A Community 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 implementation plan. Together, the TMDLs and I-Plan provide the road map to improving water quality.
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
Matagorda Bay Watersheds: Protecting Recreational Uses
The goal of this current project is to make recreation safer by reducing bacteria levels in waterways of the greater Matagorda Bay watershed.
Mid Cibolo Creek: A Project for Dissolved Oxygen
A completed project to assess and improve dissolved oxygen concentrations in Mid Cibolo Creek in South Central Texas
Mission and Aransas Rivers, Tidal Portions: A Community 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. Together, the adopted TMDLs and approved implementation plan provide the road map for improving water quality.

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