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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, 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 There was a comment period after publishing the recommendations on recreational use. TCEQ recommended the contact recreation use on Caney Creek remain primary contact recreation. TCEQ recommended the contact recreation use on Grace Creek, South Fork of Sabine River, Elm Creek, Nichols Creek, and Running Creek be revised to secondary contact recreation 1. These use changes were included in the 2018 Texas Surface Water Quality Standards. The recommendations can be found here:
Final Outcome

The following water bodies have recreation use changes approved by EPA: Nichols Creek. The following recreation use changes are awaiting EPA approval:

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

TCEQ is retaining the primary contact recreation use on Caney Creek.

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Project Report

The RUAA for Grace Creek and Nichols Creek is available for download. The report is in PDF. Approximate file size is shown in parentheses.

The RUAA for Caney Creek, South Fork of Sabine River, Running Creek, and Elm Creek is available for download. The report is in PDF. Approximate file size is shown in parentheses.

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