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Dickinson Bayou: Meeting the Requirements for a Watershed-Based Plan

A project to supplement and link the existing draft watershed protection plan (WPP) and TMDL implementation plan for Dickinson Bayou with a bridge document to meet the federal requirements for a watershed-based plan.


Dickinson Bayou is listed on the 303(d) list for high levels of bacteria and low levels of dissolved oxygen. Stakeholders and the TCEQ have created:

  • a draft WPP
  • a total maximum daily load (TMDL) for bacteria
  • a TCEQ-approved implementation plan for the TMDL
  • a TMDL support document

The EPA requires that specific elements must be addressed in a watershed-based plan. The four existing documents do not contain all the required elements.

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Project Description

This project will create a "bridge document" in coordination with stakeholders, to supplement and link the existing plans, in order to meet EPA's funding criteria for a watershed-based plan. This will complete the analytical framework for evaluating water quality conditions and actions to address bacteria impairments.

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For More Information

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

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