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Red River Basin Recreational Use Attainability Analysis

RUAAs for Buffalo Creek, Paradise Creek, and Sweetwater Creek, Red River Basin.

Project Summary

Status: Completed; awaited EPA approval

Basin Red River
Segment Names and Numbers Buffalo Creek, 0214B; Paradise Creek, 0230A; and Sweetwater Creek,0299A
Counties Foard, Gray, Wheeler, Wichita, and Wilbarger
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 Sweetwater Creek remain primary contact recreation. The TCEQ recommended the contact recreation uses on Buffalo Creek and Paradise Creek should 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 recreation use changes are awaiting EPA approval:

  • Buffalo Creek
  • Paradise Creek

The TCEQ is retaining the primary contact recreation use on Sweetwater Creek.

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Project Report

The RUAA for Buffalo Creek, Paradise Creek, and Sweetwater Creek is available for download. The report is in PDF. Approximate file size is shown in parentheses.

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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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