Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
The ultimate goal of the Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan is to ensure that the long-term integrity and sustainability of the Cypress Creek watershed is preserved and that water quality standards are maintained for present and future generations. The Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan is a proactive plan that addresses likely future nonpoint source pollution impairments of nitrogen (N) and Total Suspended Solids (TSS). Although planning efforts focused primarily on surface water quality, the Stakeholders felt it was important to acknowledge the importance of properly managing the source groundwater in this Watershed Protection Plan. Accordingly, the plan incorporates groundwater and surface water components, spans agency jurisdictions, and is comprehensive in its approach for maintaining balance between natural resource management and economic development. This plan is significant because of its proactive nature, its engaged citizenry, inclusion of source groundwater for a complete hydrologic picture, and the implications for other potentially impaired watersheds in central Texas. This Watershed Protection Plan is intended to be a living document, and may be adjusted to include new data and modified as conditions in the watershed change over time. It will evolve as needs and circumstances dictate and will be guided by the Stakeholder Committee as they undertake active stewardship of the watershed.
groundwater, water quality, Cypress Creak Watershed, water protection
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. (2014). Cypress Creek Watershed protection plan (Report No. 2014-04). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.