Attoyac Bayou Watershed

Attoyac Bayou Credit:
Attoyac Bayou
Attoyac Bayou Credit:
Attoyac Bayou
West Creek, Attoyac Bayou Credit:
West Creek, Attoyac Bayou

The Attoyac Bayou watershed has been considered impaired due to elevated E. coli concentrations that routinely exceed state water quality standards since 2000. 

In 2009, stakeholders formed the Attoyac Bayou Watershed Partnership and developed the Attoyac Bayou Watershed Protection Plan to address these E. coli impairments. TWRI published the plan in July 2014. This plan includes management recommendations for E. coli sources that are practical and acceptable to stakeholders.

TWRI, Angelina & Neches River Authority, Pineywoods Resource Conservation & Development and Stephen F. Austin State University continue to engage with local stakeholders to raise their awareness of these issues and work with them to develop local solutions to improve water quality and watershed health.

Stakeholder Watershed Goals

  • Meet designated water quality standards set by the State of Texas for the Attoyac Bayou
  • Improve local awareness and understanding of local water quality concerns
  • Encourage voluntary adoption of practices that improve water quality through better watershed stewardship

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Emily Monroe

Emily Monroe, Extension program specialist for TWRI, works with local stakeholders to develop plans for restoring and protecting water resources, including securing funding to implement projects.

Dylan Coleman
Angelina & Neches River Authority


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