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Dry Comal Creek and Comal River Watershed Protection Plan Implementation: Outreach and Monitoring in New Braunfels

A project to implement best management practices to reduce pollutant loading from urban wildlife and stormwater.

Background

Dry Comal Creek is a tributary to the Comal River, a popular recreational area in the region. Since 2010, Dry Comal Creek has been listed in the Texas Integrated Report as impaired (not meeting Water Quality Standards) because levels of fecal bacteria have exceeded the contact recreation standard. The Dry Comal Creek and Comal River Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) was created to address this impairment through different management measures. 

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Project Description

The City of New Braunfels will;

  • address over-abundant urban and non-native wildlife through educational campaigns and workshops;
  • address stormwater pollution through educational campaigns;
  • install pet waste stations and educate pet owners on the negative impacts of pet waste on water quality;
  • acquire and evaluate water quality data to track progress towards goals identified in the WPP.

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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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