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Trinity River Basin Recreational Use Attainability Analysis

RUAAs for Sycamore Creek, West Fork Trinity River Below Bridgeport Reservoir, Big Sandy Creek, Garrett Creek, Martin Branch, Salt Creek, Cottonwood Branch, Grapevine Creek, Walnut Creek, Copart Branch Mountain Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Dalworth Creek, Delaware Creek, Estelle Creek, Fish Creek, Kirby Creek, and West Irving Creek, Trinity River Basin.

 Project Summary

Status: Completed; awaiting EPA approval

Basin Trinity River Basin
Segment Names and Numbers Sycamore Creek, 0806E; West Fork Trinity River Below Bridgeport Reservoir, 0810; Big Sandy Creek, 0810A; Garrett Creek, 0810B; Martin Branch, 0810C; Salt Creek, 0810D; Cottonwood Branch, 0822A; Grapevine Creek, 0822B; Walnut Creek, 0838C; Copart Branch Mountain Creek, 0841E; Cottonwood Creek, 0841F; Dalworth Creek, 0841G; Delaware Creek, 0841H; Estelle Creek, 0841J; Fish Creek, 0841K; Kirby Creek, 0841N; and West Irving Creek, 0841U
Counties Dallas, Ellis, Henderson, Tarrant, and Wise
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 West Fork Trinity Below Bridgeport Reservoir and Martin Branch remain primary contact recreation. TCEQ recommended the contact recreation use on Big Sandy Creek, Garrett Creek, and Salt Creek should be revised to secondary contact recreation 1. These use changes were included in the 2014 Texas Surface Water Quality Standards. The recommendations can be found here:
Final Outcome The TCEQ is retaining the primary contact recreation use on West Fork Trinity Below Bridgeport Reservoir and Martin Branch. The following water bodies have recreation use changes approved by EPA:
  • Big Sandy Creek
  • Garrett Creek
  • Salt Creek

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Project Report

The RUAA for the Trinity River Basin D/FW streams is available for download. The report is in PDF. Approximate file sizes are shown in parentheses. Approximate file sizes are shown in parentheses.

The RUAA for the West Fork Trinity River is available for download. The report is in PDF. Approximate file sizes are shown in parentheses.

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