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Plum Creek Watershed: Riparian Restoration for Town Branch in Lockhart

This project is implementing a management measure identified in the Plum Creek Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) to address needed improvements in riparian conditions along the creek and its tributaries.


From 2004 through 2008, Plum Creek was listed in the Texas Integrated Report as impaired because levels of fecal bacteria exceeded the contact recreation standard. In 2008 the Plum Creek WPP was approved, but the creek has not yet been restored to meet the standard. Town Branch, a tributary of Plum Creek in Lockhart, is now listed with concerns for bacteria, low dissolved oxygen levels, and nitrate.

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Project Description

The City of Lockhart conducted an evaluation of Town Branch's riparian areas and is instituting improvements in managing them, including low impact development (LID) features in a park within the Town Branch riparian area. The City will also provide outreach activities and permanent educational signs to involve the community in better riparian practices.

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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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