To: Interested Parties

From: Environmental Services Division

RE: February 2011 monthly Water Quality Report

The Environmental Services Field Offices conducted water quality monitoring in the Sabine Basin from February 14th through 16th. The results of the field monitoring are presented in this report and additional laboratory results will be included in the annual Sabine Basin Water Quality Report.

 

Sabine Basin Tidal (Including Tributaries)

 

Weather - Weather conditions in the Tidal Basin were cool with high temperatures from the low 50s to mid 70s. Low temperatures ranged from mid 20s to upper 30s. The Tidal stations received 0.30 inches of rainfall in the seven days prior to the sampling event.

 Tidal Conditions Surface salinity values greater than 1 ppt were found at all of the Tidal Stations. The highest salinity value of 16.7 ppt was recorded at Sabine River station SRT1C at a depth of 10.4 meters.

Lower Sabine Basin (Toledo Bend Reservoir and Below)

 

Weather - Weather conditions in the Lower Basin were cool with high temperatures from the mid 30s to mid 60s. Low temperatures ranged from the mid 20s to mid 30s. Toledo Bend received 0.76 inches of rainfall during the seven days prior to the sampling event.

Lake Level - The level of Toledo Bend Reservoir was recorded at 164.61 feet with 846 cfs discharge at the time of sampling. Toledo Bend has a conservation pool level of 172ft msl. Reservoir profiles indicated mixing of the water column.

 

Upper Sabine Basin (Lake Tawakoni, Lake Fork Reservoir, and the River Above Toledo Bend)

 

Weather - Recent weather (previous seven days) in the Sabine River Basin was cold, with daytime highs in the mid 20s to low 70s with lows in the low teens to low 50s at Lake Tawakoni and at Lake Fork. Lake Tawakoni received 0.09 inches and Lake Fork received 0.07 inches of rainfall during the seven days prior to the sample run.

Lake Level - The level of Lake Tawakoni was 434.48 feet msl with a 6 cfs release and the level of Lake Fork was 399.71 feet msl with a 6 cfs release at the time of sampling. Lake Tawakoni and Lake Fork have conservation pool levels of 437.5 msl and 403 msl, respectively. Reservoir profiles indicated mixing of the water column.

This Report and additional data for these monitoring stations are available on our World Wide Web site (www.sratx.org). If you have any questions or comments concerning this report, please contact:

 

 

  Miles Hall, Environmental Services Division Manager
409-746-3284 (mhall@sratx.org)

  Lower and Tidal Sabine Basin
Jerry Wiegreffe, Lower Basin Field Office Coordinator
409-746-3284 (jwiegreffe@sratx.org)

  Upper Sabine Basin
Terry Wilson, Upper Basin Field Office Coordinator
903-878-2420 (twilson@sratx.org)


 

 

SABINE RIVER AUTHORITY OF TEXAS

Monthly Water Quality Report

 

Table of Contents

Fixed Monitoring Stations 4

Segment 0501 Sabine River Tidal 5

Segment 0502 - Sabine River Above Tidal 8

Segment 0503 - Sabine River Above Caney Creek. 9

Segment 0504 Toledo Bend Reservoir. 10

Segment 0505 - Sabine River Above Toledo Bend Reservoir. 15

Segment 0506 - Sabine River Below Lake Tawakoni 16

Segment 0507 - Lake Tawakoni 20

 

 

Table of Figures

Sabine Basin Map. 3

Segment 0501. 7

Segment 0502. 8

Segment 0503. 9

Toledo Bend Reservoir Profiles. 11

Segment 0504. 14

Segment 0505. 15

Lake Fork Reservoir Profiles. 16

Segment 0506. 19

Lake Tawakoni Profiles. 20

Segment 0507. 22

 


 
Sabine Basin Map

 

 


Fixed Monitoring Stations

Segment

Station

TCEQ ID (SRA-TX ID

Location

501

10391 (SRT1)

SABINE RIVER AT CHANNEL CAN 3

501

15654 (BB1)

BLACK BAYOU IN CAMERON PARISH

511

10449 (CB1)

COW BAYOU AT ROUNDBUNCH ROAD

508

10441 (AB2)

ADAMS BAYOU AT FM 1006

501

15653 (ICW1)

INTERCOASTAL WATERWAY AT PERRY RIDGE

501

18056 (SRT1C)

OLD HWY 90

501

10394 (SRT2)

SABINE RIVER AT IH 10

501

10395 (SR1)

SABINE RIVER 12.00 KM UPSTREAM OF IH 10

502

10397 (SR2)

SABINE RIVER AT SH 12 NORTH OF DEWEYVILLE TX.

513

10465 (BCC1)

BIG COW CREEK AT FM 1416 SOUTH OF BON WIER

503

10398 (SR3)

SABINE RIVER AT US 190 EAST OF BON WIER TX.

503

10340 (BA4)

ANACOCO BAYOU AT LOUISIANA HWY 111 CROSSING SOUTHWEST OF KNIGHT LA

503

10399 (SR5)

SABINE RIVER AT SH 63 EAST OF BURKEVILLE TX.

503

10401 (TB6S)

SABINE RIVER BELOW TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR AT RIGHT ABUTMENT OF SPILLWAY FOR DAM

503

15660 (BT1)

BAYOU TORO AT LA SH 392 IN SABINE PARISH SW OF HORNBECK LA

504

10404 (TB6A)

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR MAIN LAKE ABOVE THE DAM AT THE OLD RIVER CHANNEL

504

10407 (TB6CN)

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR IN SIX MILE BOAT LANE AT SH87

504

18054 (TB6Q)

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR IN NEGREET BAYOU

504

10411 (TB6F)

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR IN SUNSHINE BAY NEAR FM3121 BRIDGE

504

10402 (TB6H)

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR AT SH 21 NORTHEAST OF MILAM

504

15659 (TB6K)

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR IN LANANA BAYOU AT LOUISIANA SH 191 IN SABINE PARISH LOUISIANA WEST OF MANY

504

15655 (TB6J)

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR PATROON BAYOU BRANCH AT FM 276

504

18053 (TB6LN)

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR SAN MIGUEL ARM BOAT LANE

504

18052 (TB6R)

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR AT RAGTOWN

505

10415 (SR10)

SABINE RIVER AT FM 2517

505

13628 (SR11)

SABINE RIVER AT US 59

505

10423 (SR14)

SABINE RIVER AT SH 149

505

10426 (SR15)

SABINE RIVER AT US 259

505

10427 (SR16)

SABINE RIVER AT SH 42

506

10428 (SR17)

SABINE RIVER AT US 271

506

10429 (SR19)

SABINE RIVER AT SH 14 S. OF HAWKINS

506

10430 (SR21)

SABINE RIVER AT US 69

514

10468 (BS1)

BIG SANDY CREEK AT SH 155

515

10469 (LF20)

LAKE FORK CREEK AT US 80

512

10458 (LF2)

LAKE FORK RESERVOIR NEAR DAM IN CREEK CHANNEL

512

10462 (LF4)

LAKE FORK RESERVOIR MID-COVE IN LAKE FORK CREEK ARM AT FM515

512

10461 (LF3)

LAKE FORK RESERVOIR MID-ARM IN CANEY CREEK ARM AT FM 515

507

10434 (LT23A)

LAKE TAWAKONI IN THE MAIN LAKE NEAR THE DAM

507

10435 (LT23D)

LAKE TAWAKONI IN KITSEE INLET NEAR WHITE POINT CAUSEWAY

507

10437 (LT23B)

LAKE TAWAKONI AT SH 276


Segment 0501 Sabine River Tidal

Description: The designated segment includes the Sabine River from the confluence with Sabine Lake in Orange County to West Bluff in Orange County. Although some areas are quite rural, this part of the Sabine Basin has two cities with populations greater than 5,000 and a variety of industries.

Segment 0508 Adams Bayou Tidal. The segment reaches from the confluence with the Sabine River in Orange County to a point 1.1 kilometers (0.7 miles) upstream of IH-10 in Orange County.

Segment 0511 Cow Bayou Tidal. The segment reaches from the confluence with the Sabine River in Orange County to a point 4.8 kilometers (3.0 miles) upstream of IH-10 in Orange County.

 

Sampling Conditions: The Tidal stations received 0.30 inches of rainfall in the seven days prior to the sampling event. Surface salinity values greater than 1 ppt were found at all of the Tidal Stations. The highest salinity value of 16.7 ppt was recorded at Sabine River station SRT1C at 10.4 meters.

 

Segment 0501 Water Quality with Profiles

Date and Time

Station

Depth

Temp

pH

DO

% Sat

Cond

TDS

Salinity

Secchi

Turbidity

E.coli

Enterococcus

 

 

meters

C

SU

mg/L

 

S/cm

mg/L

ppt

meters

NTU

mpn/ 100mL

mpn/ 100mL

2/16/2011 11:50

10391(SRT1)

0.3

11.8

8.0

10.0

97

14,057

8,995

8.1

0.52

13.1

70

34

 

 

3.0

11.1

7.7

9.9

95

17,345

11,210

10.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

11.2

7.9

10.0

98

21,732

14,280

13.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.0

10.7

8.1

10.3

103

26,462

16,940

16.2

 

 

 

 

2/16/2011 11:40

15654(BB1)

0.3

13.6

8.1

10.9

111

17,800

11,390

10.5

0.43

 

121

214

 

 

2.0

13.2

8.2

10.7

109

18,554

11,890

11

 

 

 

 

Segment 0511

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/16/2011 12:10

10449(CB1)

0.3

14.0

8.2

12.1

123

10,832

6,936

6.2

0.52

13.1

35

46

 

 

1.9

12.4

7.7

10.3

100

12,776

8,170

7.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

12.2

7.9

10.2

98

12,901

8,266

7.4

 

 

 

 

Segment 0508

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/16/2011 11:13

10441(AB2)

0.3

13.9

7.6

8.6

86

9,367

5,996

5.3

0.42

29.0

74

261

 

 

1.4

13.6

7.6

8.7

87

10,162

6,503

5.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.4

11.8

7.5

8.7

84

11,740

7,532

6.7

 

 

 

 

2/16/2011 10:55

15653(ICW1)

0.3

11.1

7.8

9.4

89

11,626

7,443

6.6

0.34

9.38

33

158

 

 

3.0

11.1

7.6

9.3

88

11,614

7,435

6.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.3

11.1

7.5

9.2

87

11,639

7,450

6.6

 

 

 

 

NM = Not Measured

 

 

 

Segment 0501 Water Quality with Profiles Continued

Date and Time

Station

Depth

Temp

pH

DO

% Sat

Cond

TDS

Salinity

Secchi

Turbidity

E.coli

Enterococcus

 

 

meters

C

SU

mg/L

 

S/cm

mg/L

ppt

meters

NTU

mpn/ 100mL

mpn/ 100mL

2/16/2011 10:33

18056(SRT1C)

0.3

10.9

7.6

9.3

86

3,543

2,251

1.9

0.62

15.2

23

43

 

 

3.0

9.5

7.4

8.9

82

13,482

8,241

7.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

9.2

7.5

8.4

79

21,039

12,580

12.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.0

9.7

7.6

7.8

75

25,308

16,200

15.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.4

10.3

7.5

6.1

60

27,322

17,490

16.7

 

 

 

 

2/16/2011 10:19

10394(SRT2)

0.3

11.0

7.4

9.4

86

1,947

1,244

1

0.56

14.2

5

10

 

 

3.0

10.8

7.2

9.3

85

2,908

1,847

1.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

9.5

7.2

8.6

79

17,832

11,410

10.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.0

10.8

7.2

6.5

63

21,314

13,650

12.8

 

 

 

 

2/16/2011 9:45

10395(SR1)

0.3

12.2

7.5

9.0

84

394

253

NM

0.47

19.6

11

NM

NM = Not Measured


Segment 0501


Segment 0502 - Sabine River Above Tidal

Description: The designated segment includes the Sabine River from West Bluff in Orange County to the confluence with Caney Creek in Newton County. The largest tributary is Big Cow Creek (Segment 0513). This is largely a rural area with no major industries or cities.

Segment 0513 Big Cow Creek from the confluence with the Sabine River in Newton County to a point 4.6 kilometers (2.9 miles) upstream of R 255 in Newton County.

Sampling Conditions: The USGS recorded flow at Sabine River station SR2 was 1,210cfs.

Segment 0502 Water Quality

Date and Time

Station

Depth

Temp

pH

DO

% Sat

Cond

TDS

Secchi

Turbidity

E.coli

meters

C

SU

mg/L

S/cm

mg/L

meters

NTU

mpn/100mL

2/15/2011 9:13

10397(SR2)

0.3

11.1

7.1

10.4

94

176

113

0.64

10.8

3

Segment 0513

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/15/2011 9:50

10465(BCC1)

0.3

10.7

6.6

10.4

94

52

33

0.50

13.1

20

Segment 0502


Segment 0503 - Sabine River Above Caney Creek

Description: The designated segment includes the Sabine River from a point immediately upstream of the confluence with Caney Creek in Newton County up to Toledo Bend Dam in Newton County. This is largely a rural area with no major cities and few industries. The two major tributaries include Bayou Anacoco and Bayou Toro that flow from Louisiana.

Sampling Conditions: The USGS recorded flow at Sabine River station SR3 was 931cfs and the USGS flow at Sabine River station SR5 was 364cfs.

Segment 0503 Water Quality

Date and Time

Station

Depth

Temp

pH

DO

% Sat

Cond

TDS

Secchi

Turbidity

E.coli

meters

C

SU

mg/L

S/cm

mg/L

meters

NTU

mpn/100mL

2/15/2011 11:37

10398(SR3)

0.3

12.4

7.2

10.0

94

208

134

0.52

27.9

6

2/15/2011 11:15

10340(BA4)

0.3

14.3

7.2

5.2

50

664

424

0.42

27.1

3

2/15/2011 10:45

10399(SR5)

0.3

10.4

7.6

11.3

101

151

96

0.75

6.85

7

2/14/2011 13:20

10401(TB6S)

0.3

10.2

7.9

11.7

104

148

95

>1.2

4.21

1

2/14/2011 13:50

15660(BT1)

0.3

8.2

7.5

11.3

96

122

78

0.41

20.6

20

NM= Not Measured

Segment 0503


Segment 0504 Toledo Bend Reservoir

Description: The designated segment includes the Sabine River from Toledo Bend Dam in Newton County to a point immediately upstream of the confluence of Murvaul Creek in Panola County. Although this area is largely rural, it includes two cities with populations greater than 5,000. Murvaul Creek is a major tributary that enters upstream from the reservoir.

 

Sampling Conditions: Toledo Bend received 0.76 inches of rainfall during the week prior to sampling.  The level of Toledo Bend Reservoir was recorded at 164.61 feet with 846 cfs discharge at the time of sampling. Toledo Bend has a conservation pool level of 172ft msl. Reservoir profiles indicated mixing of the water column.

 

Segment 0504 Water Quality with Profiles

Date and Time

Station

Depth

Temp

pH

DO

% Sat

Cond

TDS

Secchi

Turbidity

E.coli

meters

C

SU

mg/L

S/cm

mg/L

meters

NTU

mpn/100mL

2/14/2011 14:10

10404(TB6A)

0.3

10.7

8.2

11.4

104

153

98

1.9

2.14

<1

 

 

1.0

9.6

8.0

11.8

103

152

97

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

9.5

7.9

11.7

102

152

97

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

9.1

7.8

11.8

102

152

97

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

8.6

7.7

11.7

100

151

97

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

8.4

7.6

11.6

98

151

97

 

 

 

 

 

8.0

8.2

7.4

11.3

96

152

97

 

 

 

 

 

11.0

8.0

7.3

11.1

94

152

97

 

 

 

 

 

14.0

8.0

7.3

10.9

92

152

97

 

 

 

 

 

17.0

7.9

7.2

10.9

91

1521

97

 

 

 

 

 

20.0

7.8

7.1

10.7

90

152

97

 

 

 

 

 

23.0

7.7

7.1

10.6

88

152

97

 

 

 

 

 

25.0

7.7

7.1

10.4

87

153

98

 

 

 

2/14/2011 9:33

10407(TB6CN)

0.3

8.6

7.7

10.9

94

142

91

0.58

18.7

1

 

 

1.0

8.5

7.3

10.9

94

142

91

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

8.5

7.1

10.9

93

142

91

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

8.5

7.0

10.9

93

142

91

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

8.5

7.0

10.8

92

142

91

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

8.5

7.0

10.8

92

142

91

 

 

 

 

 

5.5

8.5

7.0

10.8

92

142

91

 

 

 

2/14/2011 13:07

18054(TB6Q)

0.3

11.9

8.4

11.3

104

165

106

1.5

4.95

<1

 

 

1.0

9.6

8.1

11.3

100

164

105

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

9.1

7.8

11.4

99

166

106

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

9.0

7.7

11.4

98

165

105

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

8.8

7.6

11.3

97

164

105

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

8.7

7.5

11.1

95

165

106

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

8.6

7.4

10.9

93

165

106

 

 

 

 

 

6.7

8.6

7.3

10.6

90

165

106

 

 

 


Segment 0504 Water Quality with Profiles Continued

Date and Time

Station

Depth

Temp

pH

DO

% Sat

Cond

TDS

Secchi

Turbidity

E.coli

meters

C

SU

mg/L

S/cm

mg/L

meters

NTU

mpn/100mL

2/16/2011 10:45

10411(TB6F)

0.3

9.0

7.8

10.9

95

126

81

0.85

22.80

41

 

 

0.6

8.6

7.4

10.7

92

128

82

 

 

 

 

 

1.0

7.8

7.3

10.5

88

131

84

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

7.6

7.2

10.2

85

132

84

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

7.5

7.3

9.9

83

132

84

 

 

 

 

 

3.5

9.0

7.4

10.9

95

127

81

 

 

 

2/14/2011 10:40

10402(TB6H)

0.3

8.3

8.1

11.0

94

180

115

1.4

3.38

<1

 

 

1.0

7.8

7.8

11.0

93

180

115

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

7.8

7.7

11.0

93

180

115

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

7.6

7.5

11.0

92

181

116

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

7.5

7.4

10.8

90

181

116

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

7.4

7.3

10.8

90

181

116

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

7.2

7.3

10.7

88

181

115

 

 

 

 

 

9.0

7.1

7.1

10.6

87

181

115

 

 

 

 

 

12.0

7.1

7.1

10.4

86

181

115

 

 

 

 

 

15.0

7.0

7.0

10.4

86

181

115

 

 

 

 

 

18.0

7.0

7.0

10.3

85

181

115

 

 

 

 

 

20.0

7.0

7.0

10.3

85

181

115

 

 

 

2/14/2011 12:00

15659(TB6K)

0.3

9.9

7.9

12.1

107

184

118

0.78

6.43

1

 

 

1.0

9.8

7.9

12.0

106

185

118

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

9.1

7.7

12.0

104

186

119

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

8.5

7.6

11.8

101

188

120

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

7.7

7.5

11.5

97

193

123

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

7.7

7.4

11.6

97

193

123

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

7.5

7.4

11.5

96

194

124

 

 

 

 

 

7.0

7.5

7.4

11.4

95

194

124

 

 

 

 

 

7.5

7.5

7.4

11.4

95

194

124

 

 

 

2/14/2011 10:20

15655(TB6J)

0.3

8.7

8.0

11.6

100

180

115

0.76

13.5

4

 

 

1.0

7.8

7.8

11.7

99

181

115

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

7.6

7.6

11.6

96

181

115

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

7.5

7.4

11.2

94

181

115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment 0504 Water Quality with Profiles Continued

 

Station

Depth

Temp

pH

DO

% Sat

Cond

TDS

Secchi

Turbidity

E.coli

meters

C

SU

mg/L

S/cm

mg/L

meters

NTU

mpn/100mL

2/14/2011 12:15

18053(TB6LN)

0.3

9.5

8.3

11.5

100

178

114

1.1

4.82

<1

 

 

1.0

8.4

8.0

11.7

100

177

113

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

8.1

7.8

11.8

100

175

112

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

7.9

7.7

11.7

98

176

113

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

7.8

7.5

11.3

96

176

113

 

 

 

 

 

4.5

7.8

7.4

11.2

94

176

113

 

 

 

2/14/2011 9:30

18052(TB6R)

0.3

7.2

8.0

12.1

100

218

139

0.87

5.26

1

 

 

1.0

7.2

7.8

12.1

100

218

139

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

7.0

7.7

12.1

100

218

139

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

7.0

7.6

12.0

99

218

139

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

7.0

7.5

12.0

98

218

139

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

6.9

7.5

11.9

98

218

139

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

6.9

7.4

11.9

97

219

140

 

 

 

 

 

7.0

6.9

7.4

11.8

97

219

140

 

 

 

 

 

8.0

6.9

7.4

11.7

96

221

142

 

 

 

 

 

9.0

6.8

7.3

11.7

96

223

143

 

 

 

 

 

10.0

6.6

7.3

11.7

95

228

146

 

 

 

 

 

11.0

6.3

7.3

11.5

93

237

152

 

 

 

 

 

12.0

6.1

7.2

11.2

89

241

154

 

 

 

 

 

13.0

6.2

7.2

10.8

87

241

154

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toledo Bend Reservoir Profiles

 

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR MAIN LAKE ABOVE THE DAM AT THE OLD RIVER CHANNEL

 

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR AT SH 21 NORTHEAST OF MILAM

 

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR AT RAGTOWN


Segment 0504


Segment 0505 - Sabine River Above Toledo Bend Reservoir

Description: The designated segment includes the Sabine River from a point immediately upstream of the confluence of Murvaul Creek in Panola County to a point 100 meters (110 yards) downstream of US 271 in Gregg County. Segment 0505 is used extensively for water supply and contains the highest concentration of population in the Sabine Basin. The area includes a large section of the East Texas Oilfield as well as numerous industries.

Sampling Conditions: The (USGS recorded) flow at Sabine River Station SR11 was 564 cfs and Sabine River Station SR14 had a flow of 439 cfs.

Segment 0505 Water Quality

 

Date and Time

Station

Temp

pH

DO

% Sat

Cond

TDS

Secchi

Turbidity

E.coli

C

SU

mg/L

S/cm

mg/L

meters

NTU

mpn/100mL

2/16/11 10:20

10415(SR10)

10.3

7.8

12.1

109

366

234

0.23

27.6

23

2/16/11 9:40

13628(SR11)

9.8

7.7

11.6

104

362

231

0.27

28.6

22

2/16/11 8:47

10423(SR14)

9.5

7.5

11.3

100

362

232

0.28

24.4

31

2/16/11 8:23

10426(SR15)

8.7

7.5

11.6

101

325

208

0.32

24.1

86

2/16/11 8:03

10427(SR16)

9.1

7.5

11.4

100

290

185

0.31

24.9

178

NM= Not Measured

 

Segment 0505


Segment 0506 - Sabine River Below Lake Tawakoni

Description: The designated segment includes the Sabine River from a point 100 meters (110 yards) downstream of US 271 in Gregg County to Iron Bridge Dam in Rains County. This is a largely rural area, but historically numerous dairies were located in the watershed. The major tributaries include:

Segment 0514 - Big Sandy Creek from the confluence with the Sabine River in Upshur County to a point 2.6 kilometers (1.6 miles) upstream of SH 11 in Hopkins County.

Segment 0515 - Lake Fork Creek from the confluence with the Sabine River in Wood County to Lake Fork Dam in Wood County.

Segment 0512 - Lake Fork Reservoir from Lake Fork Dam in Wood County up to the normal pool elevation of 403 feet.

Sampling Conditions: Lake Fork recorded 0.07 inches of rainfall the preceding seven days prior to sampling. The level of Lake Fork was 399.71 feet msl with a 6 cfs release at the time of sampling. Reservoir profiles indicated mixing of the water column. The USGS recorded flows were

337 cfs at Sabine River Station SR17, 170 cfs at Sabine River Station SR19 and 41 cfs at Sabine River Station SR21. The USGS recorded flow for Big Sandy Creek was 75 cfs.

Segment 0506 Water Quality with Profiles

Date and Time

Station

Depth

Temp

pH

DO

% Sat

Cond

TDS

Secchi

Turbidity

E.coli

meters

C

SU

mg/L

S/cm

mg/L

meters

NTU

mpn/100mL

2/16/11 7:37

10428(SR17)

0.3

9.3

7.5

11.2

99

278

178

0.27

25.1

921

2/15/11 14:45

10429(SR19)

0.3

10.0

7.6

11.8

106

320

205

0.24

32.1

60

2/15/11 14:04

10430(SR21)

0.3

9.2

7.4

10.6

93

516

330

0.20

49.1

118

Segment 0514

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/16/11 7:10

10468(BS1)

0.3

11.2

7.3

10.1

93

180

115

1.06

6.32

112

Segment 0515

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/15/11 14:25

10469(LF20)

0.3

9.8

7.5

11.4

102

355

227

0.74

11.3

57

Segment 0512

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/15/11 08:04

10458(LF2)

0.3

7.3

8.0

12.2

103

156

100

1.71

2.71

1

 

 

0.6

7.2

8.0

12.2

103

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

1.0

7.1

8.0

12.2

103

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

6.9

8.0

12.3

103

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

6.8

8.0

12.3

102

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

6.6

7.9

12.3

102

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

6.4

7.9

12.3

101

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

6.4

7.9

12.2

100

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

7.0

6.4

7.9

12.2

100

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

8.0

6.3

7.9

12.2

100

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

9.0

6.3

7.8

12.2

100

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

10.0

6.3

7.8

12.1

100

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

11.0

6.3

7.8

12.1

99

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

12.0

6.3

7.8

12.0

99

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

13.0

6.3

7.8

12.1

99

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

14.0

6.3

7.8

12.0

99

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

15.0

6.3

7.8

12.0

98

156

100

 

 

 

NM= Not Measured

 

 

 

 

 

Segment 0506 Water Quality with Profiles Continued

 

 

Date and Time

Station

Depth

Temp

pH

DO

% Sat

Cond

TDS

Secchi

Turbidity

E.coli

meters

C

SU

mg/L

S/cm

mg/L

meters

NTU

mpn/100mL

2/15/11 08:38

10462(LF4)

0.3

6.7

8.1

12.7

105

154

99

1.10

5.18

1

 

 

0.6

6.6

8.1

12.8

106

155

99

 

 

 

 

 

1.0

6.5

8.1

12.8

105

155

99

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

6.5

8.1

12.8

106

155

99

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

6.5

8.1

12.9

107

155

99

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

6.3

8.1

12.8

105

155

99

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

6.2

8.1

12.8

105

155

99

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

6.2

8.0

12.8

104

155

99

 

 

 

 

 

7.0

6.1

8.0

12.7

104

155

99

 

 

 

 

 

8.0

6.1

7.9

12.5

102

155

99

 

 

 

 

 

9.0

6.1

7.9

12.1

99

155

99

 

 

 

 

 

10.0

6.1

7.8

12.0

98

155

99

 

 

 

2/15/11 09:24

10461(LF3)

0.3

7.9

8.6

13.2

113

155

100

0.70

4.64

<1

 

 

0.6

7.9

8.6

13.2

113

156

100

 

 

 

 

 

1.0

7.9

8.6

13.2

113

155

100

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

7.6

8.4

13.1

111

155

100

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

7.1

8.3

12.9

108

155

99

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

6.8

8.1

12.6

105

155

100

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

6.5

7.9

12.3

101

155

100