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Brazos River Recreational Use Attainability Analysis, Part 3

RUAAs for Navasota River Below Lake Limestone, Country Club Branch, Wickson Creek, Cedar Creek, Duck Creek, Gibbons Creek, Shepherd Creek, and Steele Creek, Brazos River Basin.

Project Summary

Status: Completed; awaiting EPA approval

Basin Brazos River Basin
Segment Names and Numbers Navasota River Below Lake Limestone, 1209; Country Club Branch, 1209D; Wickson Creek, 1209E; Cedar Creek, 1209G; Duck Creek, 1209H; Gibbons Creek, 1209I; Shepherd Creek, 1209J; and Steele Creek, 1209K
Counties Brazos, Grimes, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Robertson, and Washington
Recreational-Survey Report The TCEQ has completed a report of its Recreational Use Attainability Analysis for this water body.
Public Review of Recreational-Survey Report The comment period for the draft report has concluded. After the comment period on the draft report closed, the TCEQ used the comments to make an informed recommendation for the recreational-use category and criteria to include in the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards. 
TCEQ Recommendations

Creek, Gibbons Creek, Shepherd Creek, and Steele Creek be revised to secondary contact recreation 1.  These use changes were included in the 2014 and 2018 Texas Surface Water Quality Standards. The recommendations can be found here:

Final Outcome

The TCEQ is retaining the primary contact recreation use on Navasota River Below Lake Limestone. The following water bodies have recreation use changes approved by EPA:

  • Duck Creek
  • Shepherd Creek

The following recreation use changes are awaiting EPA approval:

  • Wickson Creek
  • Cedar Creek
  • Gibbons Creek
  • Steele Creek

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Project Report

The RUAAs for Country Club Branch, Wickson Creek, Cedar Creek, Duck Creek, Gibbons Creek, Shepherd Creek, and Steele Creek are available for download. The reports are in PDF. Approximate file sizes in parentheses.

Navasota Tributary Supplemental Datasheet

Country Club Branch

Wickson Creek

Cedar Creek

Duck Creek

Gibbons Creek

Shepherd Creek

Steele Creek

The RUAA for the Navasota River Below Lake Limestone is available for download. The report is in PDF. Approximate file sizes in parentheses.

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