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Upper Neches River Recreational Use Attainability Analysis

RUAA for Kickapoo Creek in Henderson County, Neches River Above Lake Palestine, Prairie Creek, Mud Creek, and West Mud Creek, Neches River Basin

Project Summary

Status: Completed; awaiting EPA approval

Basin Neches River Basin
Segment Names and Numbers Kickapoo Creek in Henderson County, 0605A; Neches River Above Lake Palestine, 0606; Prairie Creek, 0606A; Mud Creek, 0611C; and West Mud Creek, 0611D
Counties Henderson, Van Zandt, Smith, Cherokee
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 ended on April 15, 2016. TCEQ used the public's 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 Kickapoo Creek, Neches River Above Lake Palestine, and West Mud Creek remain primary contact recreation and that the contact recreation use on Prairie Creek and Mud Creek be revised to secondary contact recreation 1. TCEQ held a second comment period for these recommendations that ended June, 2016. The use changes for Prairie Creek and Mud Creek were included in the 2018 Texas Surface Water Quality Standards. 
Final Outcome TCEQ is awaiting EPA approval of the use changes for Prairie Creek and Mud Creek.

TCEQ retained the primary contact recreation use on Kickapoo Creek, Neches River Above Lake Palestine, and West Mud Creek.

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Project Report

See the RUAA for Kickapoo Creek in Henderson County, Neches River Above Lake Palestine, Prairie Creek, Mud Creek, and West Mud Creek below.

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For More Information

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