Segment 1218 was first listed on the 1996 303(d) List of Impaired Waterbodies for elevated bacteria concentrations. A characterization project, led by TIAER, began in August 2012 and ended in February 2015. The goal of the characterization project was to provide watershed stakeholders and affected agencies with enough information to determine how to address these bacteria impairments. This has led to the current Nolan Creek/South Nolan Creek project that focuses on development of a watershed protection plan (WPP).
The Nolan Creek/South Nolan Creek WPP is a voluntary and holistic approach in which stakeholders prioritize and determine how to implement integrated water quality protection and restoration strategies.
The ultimate goal of the Nolan Creek/South Nolan Creek WPP is to restore water quality and remove Segment 1218 from the Texas 303(d) List. This will be accomplished by developing a WPP that addresses all water quality impairments and concerns in the Nolan Creek/South Nolan Creek watershed and meets EPA’s nine key elements for watershed-based plans.
Nolan Creek/South Nolan Creek
Watershed Protection Plan
Nolan Creek/South Nolan Creek Fact Sheet
The Nolan Creek/South Nolan Creek Watershed Partnership, administered by the Texas Institute of Applied Environmental Research (TIAER) at Tarleton State University, in cooperation with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) focuses the development of a stakeholder driven watershed protection plan (WPP) that will comprehensively address all water quality impairments and concerns in a sustainable manner.