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Shoal Creek: Developing a Watershed Protection Plan

This project will develop a watershed protection plan (WPP) for Shoal Creek in Austin.

Background

Shoal Creek is in west-central Austin, Texas, and empties into Lady Bird Lake. It has no listed impairments, but a tributary, Spicewood Springs, is impaired because of high levels of fecal bacteria. A TMDL has been completed for Spicewood Springs.

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Project Description

The Shoal Creek Conservancy will prepare a WPP for the Shoal Creek watershed inclusive of tributaries. It will convene a stakeholder committee at bimonthly meetings to organize public input for the plan. It will collect supplemental water quality monitoring data to use in the required watershed modeling.

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For More Information

To find out more about the NPS Program, call 512-239-6682 or e-mail us at nps@tceq.texas.gov.

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