TR-457 Attoyac Bayou Surface Water Quality Monitoring Report

Authors: S. Schwab, M. McBroom, L. Gregory, B. Blumenthal, K. Hein, K. Wagner, B. Sims

This study was designed to better understand where and when bacteria levels exceed applicable water quality standards in the Attoyac Bayou watershed. Using an expanded spatial and temporal monitoring regime for a focused period of time allowed for a more refined look at water quality seasonally, as influenced by hydrologic conditions and in relation to watershed land uses. Paired with other information from the watershed such as landuse and land cover, bacterial source tracking and watershed modeling, this data will aid in the development of the Attoyac Bayou Watershed Protection Plan and facilitate informed decision making by local watershed stakeholders.