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All Nonpoint Source Projects

All NPS projects in alphabetical order by title
Title Description
Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan Update A project to learn more about the causes of varying levels of dissolved oxygen in the Arroyo Colorado’s tidal segment using a dissolved oxygen dynamics model. This model helped identify options for improving the dissolved oxygen levels, which were incorporated into an update to the Arroyo Colorado WPP.
Arroyo Colorado Watershed: Continuing Coordination Support the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership and its implementation efforts through 2014.
Arroyo Colorado: Coordinating a Watershed Protection Plan Support of a watershed coordinator for the Arroyo Colorado WPP
Arroyo Colorado: Implementing Low Impact Development (LID) Practices, Phase III A project to fund a third set of LID projects in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, implementing part of the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan (WPP)
Arroyo Colorado: Implementing Low Impact Development (LID) Practices A project to fund LID projects in various cities in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, implementing part of the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan (WPP)
Arroyo Colorado: Implementing Low Impact Development (LID) Practices, Phase II A project to fund additional LID projects in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, implementing part of the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan (WPP)
Arroyo Colorado: Improving the McAllen Stormwater Facilities A project to install and monitor improvements at three regional stormwater detention facilities (RSDFs) in the City of McAllen
Bastrop Bayou: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) Continued development and implementation efforts of the Bastrop Bayou WPP, including identifying implementation opportunities, replacing malfunctioning residential septic systems, and outreach and education.
Brady Creek: Developing a Watershed Protection Plan A project to develop a watershed protection plan for Brady Creek.
Caddo Lake: Developing a Watershed Protection Plan A project to develop a WPP for Caddo Lake.
Carters Creek TMDL Data Project A project to gather additional information about levels and potential sources of bacteria in Carters Creek to support better targeting and refinement of strategies to implement for the Carters Creek Total Maximum Daily Load.
Carters Creek: Implementing Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) A project to gather additional information about water quality in Carters Creek and its tributaries, and about potential sources of bacteria in the watershed, to help stakeholders target and refine strategies of the Carters Creek Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plan.
City of Austin: Lawn and Garden Chemical Education A multimedia advertising campaign to educate the public on the proper use of lawn and garden chemicals.
Clear Creek Tidal: Implementing TMDLs through Low Impact Development in League City Low Impact Development (LID) features installed in League City to support the TMDL Implementation Plan for Clear Creek Tidal.
Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments: On-Site Sewage Facilities A multi-phase project to reduce pollution from on-site sewage facilities (septic systems) in the Texas Coastal Zone
Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments: On-Site Sewage Facilities Phase II A project in targeted coastal counties of Texas to extend the current efforts to reduce pollution from on-site sewage facilities (OSSFs) such as septic systems.
Colorado River Below E.V. Spence Reservoir: Implementing Total Maxmimum Daily Loads (TMDLs) The Railroad Commission will evaluate the data from two sites, Ballinger and Wendkirk. This comprehensive data evaluation will be used to design and determine where to locate recovery systems to reduce saline groundwater flows to the Colorado River.
Colorado River Below E.V. Spence: Investigating Sources of Chloride and Total Dissolved Solids A project to identify the source of the increasing salt content (chloride and total dissolved solids concentrations), through a field investigation of the Colorado River below E.V. Spence Reservoir.
Colorado River below Lady Bird Lake: Alluvium Case Study of Pathogens This study investigates pathogen movement between the Colorado River below Lady Bird Lake and its adjuacent alluvial aquifer.
Comal River and Dry Comal Creek: Characterization and Watershed Plan Development Projects to develop a watershed plan for Dry Comal Creek and the Comal River in two phases: characterization and watershed plan development.
Composted Manure Incentive Project A project in the North Bosque and Leon River watersheds that provided incentives for composting manure from dairy farms and exporting it from those watersheds for beneficial use.
Composting System to Control Water Hyacinth A Nonpoint Source Program (NPS) project to test and demonstrate large-scale composting for the control of invasive water hyacinth.
Continuous Water Quality and Discharge Monitoring at Selected Sites in Texas For this project the U.S. Geological Survey's Texas Water Science Center is conducting continuous water quality monitoring at selected sites on the Rio Grande, the Pecos, and the North Bosque rivers.
Cypress Creek: Developing a Watershed Protection Plan A project to develop a WPP for Cypress Creek, a tributary of the Blanco River.
Cypress Creek: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan with Low Impact Development Demonstration and Guidance This project will demonstrate low impact development (LID) and provide local development review guidance on these systems and practices as part of the initial implementation of the Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan.
Dickinson Bayou: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan Implementation and demonstration of best management practices under the Dickinson Bayou WPP. Practices include water-smart landscaping, low-impact development, and on-site septic system maintenance and design.
Dickinson Bayou: Meeting the Requirements for a Watershed-Based Plan A project to supplement and link the existing draft watershed protection plan (WPP) and TMDL implementation plan for Dickinson Bayou with a bridge document to meet the federal requirements for a watershed-based plan.
Effectiveness of Compost and Mulch Practices for Erosion Control in a Reclaimed Rock Quarry A project to compare the effectiveness of various practices including surface application of compost and mulch to control erosion and improve water quality through the establishment of vegetative cover.
Galveston Bay Low Impact Development (LID) Phase I This project demonstrates LID practices and quantifies reductions in nonpoint source pollutants through monitoring and modeling.
Geronimo and Alligator Creeks: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) - Education and Outreach The Seguin Outdoor Learning Center will provide educational programs on nonpoint source pollution and install on-site demonstrations of best management practices (BMPs).
Geronimo Creek: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan in Seguin This project will implement elements of the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Protection Plan at the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, including demonstrations of best management practices and educational features and activities.
Geronimo Creek: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) As part of a Watershed Protection Plan for Geronimo Creek the City of Seguin will decommission failing septic systems and extend sewer service to some areas.
Gilleland Creek Stormwater Retrofits A project to demonstrate and monitor a retrofit to a stormwater detention basin in order to improve water quality in Gilleland Creek.
Guadalupe-Blanco River: Continuous Water Quality Monitoring Installation and operation of additional stations to continuously monitor water quality and establishment of real-time monitoring displays at public locations in the watershed.
Halls Bayou-Westfield Estates: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan Implementation of low-flow water devices, a pet-waste program, and outreach for managing on-site wastewater facilities in Westfield Estates.
Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Education Project A project to deliver "Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters" citizen training programs in the watersheds of Cypress Creek, Upper Cibolo Creek, Plum Creek, Geronimo Creek, and the Upper San Antonio River.
Hickory Creek Watershed: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) Initiation of best management practices implementing the Hickory Creek WPP.
Houston-Galveston Area Trash Bash Once a year thousands of volunteers gather along the Texas waterways to do their part in cleaning up the environment by participating in the largest single day waterway clean-up in the state of Texas.
Lake Arlington and Village Creek: Developing a Watershed Protection Plan A project to develop a watershed protection plan for Lake Arlington, a drinking water source; and Village Creek, an impaired tributary to the lake.
Lake Granbury: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan A project to support a Watershed Coordinator and public outreach programs in the Lake Granbury area
Lake Houston: Wetland Demonstration and Education Exhibits A project to build a large-scale constructed wetland and to install water quality exhibits at the Houston WaterWorks Education Center.
Lake Sam Rayburn: Septic System Inventory, Repair and Replacement A project to improve water quality by identifying and addressing issues with OSSFs in the area surrounding Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Lampasas River: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan with a Septic System Database This project implements a management measure in the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan by developing a watershed-wide septic system database.
Leon River: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan with Financial Incentives for Septic System Repairs and Replacement This project supports a Technical Assistance and Financial Incentive Program for Coryell County to replace or repair failing septic systems along the Leon River.
Little River, San Gabriel River, and Big Elm Creek: Characterizing the Watershed A project to collect and analyze water quality data for Little River, San Gabriel River, and Big Elm Creek as a first step toward developing a watershed protection plan.
Lower Laguna Madre Watershed Characterization This project will identify existing data and data gaps to characterize the hydrologic, land use, and water quality in the Lower Laguna Madre watershed.
Lower Nueces River: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan with a Septic System Assistance Program This project will implement a management measure identified in the Lower Nueces River Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) to address malfunctioning septic systems.
Nolan Creek Assessment of Water Quality and Watershed Based Planning Projects to characterize water quality in Nolan Creek, and to develop a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) to be used in restoring the recreational use of the creek.
Nolan Creek: Watershed Based Planning and Assessment A project to conduct water quality data collection and analysis to characterize the creek and provide a basis for developing a watershed action strategy if appropriate.
North Bosque River: Continuous Water Quality Monitoring Operation of continuous water quality monitoring stations on the North Bosque River near Clifton.
North Bosque: Evaluating Effectiveness of TMDL Implementation A project to conduct routine and storm event monitoring on the North Bosque River and to correlate the results with changes in land management practices.
North Concho River: Bank Stabilization A project to stabilize a 2,000-foot section of North Concho River bank to reduce erosion, sedimentation, and bacteria, and to improve dissolved oxygen levels in the river.
Plum Creek: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) - Illicit Discharge Monitoring Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) monitored the City of Lockhart's stormwater conveyance system for illicit discharges.
Plum Creek: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan in Lockhart A project to implement portions of the Plum Creek WPP in Lockhart.
Plum Creek: Implementing Low Impact Development at the Caldwell County Justice Center A project to retrofit the Caldwell County Justice Center in Lockhart with low impact development features.
Plum Creek: Implementing Low Impact Development in the City of Kyle This project implements the Plum Creek Watershed Protection Plan by installing low impact development (LID) best management practices at the City of Kyle’s wastewater treatment facility.
Plum Creek: Implementing the Watershed Protection Plan at the Headwaters in Kyle Implementation of portions of the Plum Creek WPP by mapping and improving the storm water system in the city of Kyle.
Quarry BMP Guidance Document Development of Guidance for best management practices to reduce nonpoint source pollution from quarries and surface mining operations
San Marcos River: Characterizing the Spring Lake Watershed A project to identify and quantify primary sources of nutrients and turbidity in Spring Lake.
Sims Bayou: Riparian Restoration Project The Student Conservation Association, Inc. (SCA) will establish two acres of riparian zone in Milby Park along Sims Bayou.
Statewide: Low Impact Development Workshops A project to provide intensive workshops and consultations with people about low impact development policies and practices
Texas Stream Team: Volunteers Monitoring Water Quality Texas Stream Team coordinates a network of partner organizations and citizen scientists to increase the public's knowledge of water quality and nonpoint source pollution across the state.
Training: Texas Watershed Plans A project to provide training for people involved in developing watershed protection plans.
Tule Creek West Improvement, Phase II A stream restoration project to stabilize Upper Tule Creek West. Reshaping part of the bank and re-establishing native riparian vegetation will help reduce significant erosion along the creek and sedimentation of Little Bay.
Tule Creek West: Sediment-Trap Pond and Habitat Enhancement Implementation of several stormwater BMPs along West Tule Creek in Aransas County.
Tule Creek: Channel Stabilization A project to restore vegetation to the streambanks in the upper west channel of Tule Creek. When this new vegetation is established, the streambanks should suffer less erosion and water quality in the creek should improve.
Upper Cibolo Creek and Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation Education Initiative A project to produce a manual and educational materials about stewardship practices, including low impact development.
Upper Cibolo Creek: Developing A Watershed Protection Plan A project to develop a watershed protection plan (WPP) for Upper Cibolo Creek.
Upper Cibolo Creek: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan The City of Boerne is conducting education and outreach activities, and developing and implementing a domestic waterfowl management program to improve water quality on Upper Cibolo Creek.
Upper Guadalupe River: A Plan to Reduce Bacteria A project to reduce bacteria levels in a small area of the Upper Guadalupe River within the city of Kerrville in Kerr County. The primary means of achieving the reductions are control of waterfowl and bird nesting under river bridges, as well as education about management of home (on-site) septic systems.
Upper San Antonio River: Implementing a Watershed Protection Plan in San Antonio A project to retrofit low impact development features into two existing facilities of the San Antonio River Authority as part of implementing the Upper San Antonio River Watershed Protection Plan.
Upper San Antonio River: Incorporating LID Practices at the Mission Drive-In Redevelopment A project to incorporate several low-impact development (LID) features into a multipurpose redevelopment project by the City of San Antonio
Upper San Antonio River: Update to the WPP A project to update the 2007 Watershed Protection Plan for the Upper San Antonio River.
Upper San Marcos River: Developing a Watershed Protection Plan A Nonpoint Source Program (NPS) project to develop a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) for the Upper San Marcos River Watershed.
Upper Trinity River-Dallas: Implementing TMDLs through Low Impact Development A project to address urban stormwater and legacy pollutants in Dallas by implementing and demonstrating LID practices
Watershed Protection Plan for Nolan Creek and South Nolan Creek This project will develop a watershed protection plan for the Nolan Creek and South Nolan Creek watershed.
West Fork of the San Jacinto River: Developing a Watershed Protection Plan A project to develop a watershed protection plan for the watershed of the West Fork San Jacinto River below Lake Conroe.
Whiteoak Bayou: Implementing Low-Impact Development LID features in a two-block area of the Cottage Grove subdivision, which is being redeveloped from single family residences to town houses.