Armand Bayou is a tributary of Clear Lake, located in the San Jacinto-Brazos Coastal Basin. High concentrations of bacteria, which are found in both human and animal waste, have sometimes been observed in the bayou. The presence of these bacteria may indicate a health risk to people who swim or wade in the bayou-activities referred to as ""contact recreation"" in the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards. The goal of this project is to improve water quality in order to protect people who may come into contact with the water in the bayou. Toward that goal, the TCEQ is developing total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) and an implementation plan (I-Plan) to reduce bacteria in Armand Bayou and several of its tributaries. Before beginning TMDL development, the TCEQ evaluated recreational uses and standards for Armand Bayou Above Tidal, Segment 1113A.
County: HarrisParameter: BacteriaRiver Basin: San Jacinto-Brazos CoastalSegments: 1113, 1113A, 1113B, 1113C, 1113D, 1113E