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San Bernard River Watershed Recreational Use Attainability Analysis

RUAA for San Bernard River Above Tidal, Gum Tree Branch and West Bernard Creek, Brazos-Colorado Coastal Basin.

Project Summary

Status: Completed; awaiting EPA approval

Basin Brazos-Colorado Coastal Basin
Segment Names and Numbers San Bernard River Above Tidal, 1302; Gum Tree Branch, 1302A; West Bernard Creek, 1302B
Counties Austin, Brazoria, Colorado, Fort Bend, Matagorda and Wharton
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 that the contact recreation use on San Bernard River Above Tidal and West Bernard Creek remain primary contact recreation and that the contact recreation use on Gum Tree Branch be revised to secondary contact recreation 1. TCEQ held a second comment period for these recommendations that ended February, 2016. The use change for Gum Tree Branch was included in the 2018 Texas Surface Water Quality Standards.
Final Outcome TCEQ is retaining the primary contact recreation use for:
  • San Bernard River Above Tidal
  • West Bernard Creek

EPA approved the recreation use change for Gum Tree Branch.

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Project Report

See the RUAA for San Bernard River Above Tidal, Gum Tree Branch and West Bernard Creek below:

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