TR-536 Bois d’Arc Lake Watershed Protection Plan

Authors: Stephanie deVilleneuve, Allen Berthold, Luna Yang, David Cowan, and Galen Roberts

Routine water quality monitoring indicates Bois d’Arc Creek and Honey Grove Creek do not meet water quality standards for recreation because of elevated levels of bacteria. Elevated nutrients (nitrate, total phosphorus, and chlorophyll-a) are also higher than normal when compared to similar water bodies. With the water quality impairments comes a need to plan and implement actions that restore water quality and ensure safe and healthy water for stakeholders. To meet this need, an assessment and planning project was undertaken to develop the Bois d’Arc Lake Watershed Protection Plan.