Background and Goals
“Contact Recreation” in the state’s standards for water quality; the term refers to all recreation in which people come in direct contact with the water. The goal of this project is to reduce bacteria concentrations to within acceptable risk levels for contact recreation.
The Lower Colorado River Authority is working with the TCEQ to review the history of the problem, collect additional data, and determine the sources of the impairment.
Texas Stream Team Activities in Gilleland Creek
Texas Stream Team staff have been participating in the Gilleland Creek TMDL since its inception. In coordination with the Lower Colorado River Authority, TMDL Stakeholder Groups, and other resource conservation and outreach entities, Texas Stream Team will conduct activities to support overall Implementation objectives.
During 2007 Texas Stream Team staff coordinated with GBRA and TMDL project managers to conduct both watershed education and volunteer water quality monitoring training for volunteers and staff. Efforts currently underway at Texas Stream Team in the Gilleland Creek watershed include planning and implementation of intensive E. coli surveys and a watershed protection/regional meeting.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality adopted this TMDL on August 8, 2007.
For More Information
For more information regarding the project, please call Ward Ling at 512-239-6238. Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and reference the Gilleland Creek bacteria project in the subject line.