TR-540 Continued Surface Water Quality Monitoring for Middle Yegua Creek, Davidson Creek and Deer Creek Watersheds Final Report

Authors: Stephanie deVilleneuve

Middle Yegua Creek, Davidson Creek, and Deer Creek are all located in the southern portion of the Brazos River Basin in separate watersheds. Middle Yegua Creek begins at the confluence with East Yegua and Yegua creeks in Lee County and flows approximately 62 miles to the Lee County/Williamson County line. Middle Yegua Creek drains an area of approximately 440 square miles in Lee, Bastrop, Williamson, and Milam counties. Davidson Creek is an intermittent stream with perennial pools that flows approximately 59 miles from the confluence of Yegua Creek to just over 1 mile above CR 322 in Milam County. Davidson Creek drains an area of approximately 218 square miles in Burleson and Milam counties. Deer Creek is a perennial stream that begins at the confluence of the Brazos River upstream and flows approximately 11 miles to the confluence of Dog Branch northwest of Lott. Deer Creek drains an area of approximately 115 square miles in Falls, McLennan, and Bell counties. Each of the watersheds was evaluated separately throughout the project to reflect the individual characteristics and water quality issues of the waterbodies.