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Neches River Recreational Use Attainability Analysis, Part 2

RUAA for Ayish Bayou, East Fork of the Angelina River, Biloxi Creek, Jack Creek, and Paper Mill Creek, Neches River Basin.

Project Summary

Status: Completed; awaiting EPA approval

Basin Neches River
Segment Names and Numbers Ayish Bayou, 0610A; East Fork of the Angelina River, 0611A; Biloxi Creek, 0604M; Jack Creek, 0604C; Paper Mill Creek, 0615A
Counties San Augustine, Rusk, Angelina
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

There was a comment period after publishing the recommendations on recreational use. The TCEQ recommended the contact recreation use on Ayish Bayou, East Fork of the Angelina River, Biloxi Creek, and Jack Creek remain primary contact recreation. The TCEQ recommended the contact recreation use on Paper Mill Creek should be revised to secondary contact recreation 1. This use change was included in the 2018 Texas Surface Water Quality Standards. The recommendations can be found here:

Final Outcome

The following recreation use changes are awaiting EPA approval:

  • Paper Mill Creek

The TCEQ is retaining the primary contact recreation use on Ayish Bayou, East Fork of the Angelina River, Biloxi Creek, and Jack Creek.

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Project Report

The RUAA for Ayish Bayou, East Fork of the Angelina River, Biloxi Creek, Jack Creek, and Paper Mill Creek is available for download. The report is in PDF. Approximate file size is shown in parentheses.

For More Information

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

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