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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 Above Tidal 1302, Gum Tree Branch 1302A and West Bernard Creek 1302B
Counties Austin, Brazoria, Colorado, Fort Bend, Matagorda and Wharton
Recreational-Survey Report The 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, 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 San Bernard River Tidal and West Bernard Creek should remain primary contact recreation. The TCEQ recommended the contact recreation use on Gum Tree Branch 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 body has a recreation use change approved by EPA:

  • Gum Tree Branch

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Project Report

The RUAA for the San Bernard Above Tidal, Gum Tree Branch and West Bernard Creek is available for download. The report and photos are in PDF. Approximate file sizes are 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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