New Waves July 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

Buck Creek monitoring moves into watershed protection plan development

Results from a three-year monitoring study indicate that Buck Creek in the southeastern part of the Texas Panhandle is not excessively contaminated, and experts are advocating it should be taken off Texas’ list of impaired water bodies.

“Overall the creek is in good shape,” said Lucas Gregory, project manager with the Texas Water Resources Institute in College Station. Gregory and other officials met with landowners to announce the findings and discuss the future of the Buck Creek project.

“Several locations periodically exhibit elevated bacteria levels,” he said. “So until it comes off the list, something has to be done to determine and manage the source of the bacteria.”

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