RRC Open Meeting Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

The next RRC Open Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday June, 22 at 10:30 a.m. (please note the different start time). The virtual meeting can be viewed live at this link: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/open_meeting/20210622/

Nonpoint Source (NPS) Grant Projects - Petronila Creek

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a nonpoint source grant to the Railroad Commission of Texas for the investigation of the nature and extent of known salinity contamination in Petronila Creek, Nueces County. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has placed Petronila Creek on the state's 303(d) list because it does not meet water quality standards. The RRC will use this grant to conduct various activities to reduce the high salinity that contributes to water quality degradation.

Project Location

Geographic Scope: Nueces-Rio Grand Coastal Basin Watershed, Petronila Creek, Nueces County
Ecoregion: Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes
Surface Water Segment: Segment 2204
Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC): 1211025
Aquifer(s): Gulf Coast


Project Reports (PDFs) reports are in PDF format

Site Map 

well locations in the vicinity of Petronila Creek

Select map to display larger image (PDF) of well locations in the vicinity of Petronila Creek


Additional NPS grant projects



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