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Big Elm Creek: Developing a Watershed Protection Plan

This project will develop a watershed protection plan (WPP) for Big Elm Creek.

Background

Since 2010, Big Elm Creek has not met state water quality standards for bacteria. Additionally, portions of Little Elm Creek, a tributary to Big Elm Creek, have consistently had concerns for low dissolved oxygen and elevated nitrate concentrations. The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) identified potential sources of pollution, pollution loads, and possible management measures in a previous watershed characterization project. 

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Project Description

TWRI will accomplish the following:

  • Identify management measures to include in the final WPP.
  • Facilitate meetings for stakeholders to provide input to the WPP. 
  • Develop a nine-element WPP for TCEQ and EPA acceptance. 

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Documents

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For More Information

To find out more about the NPS Program, call 512-239-6682 or e-mail us at nps@tceq.texas.gov.

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