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Sabine River Basin Recreational Use Attainability Analysis 2

RUAAs for Nichols Creek, Caney Creek, Grace Creek, South Fork of Sabine River, Running Creek, and Elm Creek in the Sabine River Basin.

Project Summary

Status: Completed; awaiting EPA approval

Basin Sabine River Basin
Segment Names and Numbers Nichols Creek, 0502A; Caney Creek, 0502B; Grace Creek, 0505B; South Fork of Sabine River, 0507G; Running Creek, 0512A; and Elm Creek, 0512B
Counties Gregg, Hopkins, Hunt, Jasper, Newton, Rains, and Wood
Recreational Survey Report TCEQ has completed a report of its Recreational Use Attainability Analysis for these water bodies.
Public Review of Recreational-Survey Report The comment period for the draft report has concluded. After the comment period on the draft report closed, 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

TCEQ recommended the use for Caney Creek remain primary contact recreation. TCEQ recommended the use for Grace Creek, South Fork of Sabine River, Elm Creek, Nichols Creek, and Running Creek be revised to secondary contact recreation 1. TCEQ held a second comment period that ended in spring 2016. These use changes were included in the 2018 Texas Surface Water Quality Standards.

Final Outcome

EPA approved recreation use changes for:

  • Nichols Creek

TCEQ is awaiting EPA approval of recreation use changes for the following water bodies:

  • Grace Creek
  • South Fork of Sabine River
  • Running Creek
  • Elm Creek

TCEQ retained the primary contact recreation use for Caney Creek.

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Project Report

See the RUAA for Grace Creek and Nichols Creek below.


See the RUAA for Caney Creek, South Fork of Sabine River, Running Creek, and Elm Creek below.

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For More Information

E-mail us at standards@tceq.texas.gov or see contact information for staff members.

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