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Rowlett Creek Watershed Characterization

A project to collect and analyze water quality data for Rowlett Creek as a first step toward developing a watershed protection plan.


Rowlett Creek flows through a heavily urbanized watershed in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Since 2014, Rolwett Creek has not met state water quality standards for bacteria and has had concerns for nitrate. Sources of pollution in the watershed will need to be identified and quantified to develop a watershed protection plan.

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Project Description

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will:

  • Collect routine samples and stormwater samples for two years.
  • Analyze these new data and existing water quality data to estimate how much pollution each major source is adding to the creek.
  • Convene meetings in the watershed to discuss findings.

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For More Information

To find out more about the NPS Program, call 512-239-6682 or e-mail us at

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