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Upper Cibolo Creek: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan

The City of Boerne completed a project to reach out to residents with educational events and information, and developed and implemented a domestic waterfowl management program to improve water quality on Upper Cibolo Creek.

Background

Historically the Upper Cibolo Creek has supported high levels of aquatic life. However, the creek has been impaired since 2006 due to bacteria levels, and since 2012 due to chloride levels, that exceed water quality standards. In addition, levels of nutrients exceed screening levels intended to protect general uses. Stakeholders developed a watershed protection planExit the TCEQ to restore stream health, which was approved in 2013.

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Project Description

The City of Boerne built a sustainable program to implement the watershed protection plan, including reaching out to residents with educational events such as workshops and creek clean-ups. The City also implemented a long-term effort to reduce domesticated waterfowl populations on the creek to reduce bacteria levels.

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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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