To: Interested Parties

From: Environmental Services Division

RE: JuLY 2011 monthly Water Quality Report

The Environmental Services Field Offices conducted water quality monitoring in the Sabine Basin from July 18th through the 20th. 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 hot with high temperatures from the upper 80s to upper 90s. Low temperatures ranged in the mid 70s. The Tidal stations received 3.82 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 but one of the Tidal Stations. The highest salinity value of 17.0 ppt was recorded at Blacks Bayou Station BB1 at a depth of 3.0 meters.

Lower Sabine Basin (Toledo Bend Reservoir and Below)

 

Weather - Weather conditions in the Lower Basin were hot with high temperatures from the upper 80s to low 100s. Low temperatures ranged from the mid to upper 70s. Toledo Bend received 0.27 inches of rainfall during the seven days prior to the sampling event.

Lake Level - The level of Toledo Bend Reservoir was recorded at 162.59 feet with 204 cfs discharge at the time of sampling. Toledo Bend has a conservation pool level of 172ft msl. Reservoir profiles indicated stratification of the water column. Anoxic conditions were found at several lake stations at their deeper depths. No samples or water quality were taken at Toledo Bend sites TB6Q and TB6R. Low water conditions prevented the boat from being launched.

 

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 hot, with daytime highs in the low 100s to upper 90s with lows in the mid 70s to low 80s at Lake Tawakoni and at Lake Fork. Lake Tawakoni received 0.00 inches of rainfall and Lake Fork received 0.14 inches of rainfall during the seven days prior to the sample run.

Lake Level - The level of Lake Tawakoni was 433.58 feet msl with a 6 cfs release and the level of Lake Fork was 398.28 feet msl with a 48 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 stratification 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 3.82 inches of rainfall in the seven days prior to the sampling event. Surface salinity values greater than 1 ppt were found at all but one of the Tidal Stations. The highest salinity value of 17.0 ppt was recorded at Blacks Bayou Station BB1 at 3.0 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

7/20/2011 11:23

10391(SRT1)

0.3

31.1

7.9

7.8

111

20,226

13,070

12.1

0.52

9.72

291

>2420

 

 

3.0

30.1

7.9

6.3

88

22,300

14,290

13.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

30.1

7.8

5.4

77

23,523

14,990

14.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.0

30.3

7.8

5.0

73

26,353

16,890

16.1

 

 

 

 

7/20/2011 11:12

15654(BB1)

0.3

30.7

7.8

6.2

89

22,503

14,400

13.5

0.48

13.4

517

>2420

 

 

1.5

30.4

7.8

4.9

69

26,442

16,900

16.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

30.5

7.7

3.7

54

27,712

17,770

17

 

 

 

 

Segment 0511

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7/20/2011 11:34

10449(CB1)

0.3

30.9

7.8

7.8

109

10,776

6,908

6.1

0.46

14.2

649

1986

 

 

2.0

30.6

7.6

4.5

62

15,553

10,010

9.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

30.6

7.6

3.8

53

19,307

12,340

11.4

 

 

 

 

Segment 0508

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10441(AB2)

0.3

29.4

7.2

2.5

33

6,105

3,909

3.4

0.37

17.5

1733

>2420

 

 

1.5

30.3

7.2

2.8

39

14,406

9,227

8.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

30.5

7.2

2.7

38

17,207

11,010

10.1

 

 

 

 

7/20/2011 10:33

15653(ICW1)

0.3

30.5

7.3

4.6

64

16,524

10,580

9.7

0.58

23.8

54

1986

 

 

3.0

30.5

7.4

4.4

63

16,525

10,580

9.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.6

30.5

7.5

4.4

62

16,516

10,570

9.7

 

 

 

 

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

7/20/2011 10:02

18056(SRT1C)

0.3

30.7

7.4

6.1

83

5,551

3,573

3

0.62

8.42

411

248

 

 

3.0

30.5

7.2

1.6

22

17,185

11,000

10.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

29.9

7.3

0.3

4

22,533

14,420

13.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.0

29.6

7.3

0.2

4

24,223

15,500

14.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.3

29.7

7.3

0.3

5

24,429

15,640

14.8

 

 

 

 

7/20/2011 9:47

10394(SRT2)

0.3

30.5

7.2

6.0

81

2,783

1,780

1.5

0.62

9.54

727

1553

 

 

3.0

30.7

6.9

0.9

12

14,503

9,311

8.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

30.6

7.0

0.3

3

21,186

13,560

12.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.0

30.6

7.1

0.2

3

21,395

13,690

12.8

 

 

 

 

7/20/2011 9:16

10395(SR1)

0.3

29.9

6.8

3.4

45

287

183

NM

0.14

74.5

613

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 938cfs.

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

7/19/2011 9:00

10397(SR2)

0.3

30.2

7.3

6.7

89

188

121

0.31

20.9

30

Segment 0513

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7/19/2011 9:40

10465(BCC1)

0.3

26.5

6.4

6.8

85

47

30

0.64

11.9

47

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 1180cfs and the USGS flow at Sabine River station SR5 was 236cfs.

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

7/19/2011 10:35

10398(SR3)

0.3

30.5

7.4

6.8

91

260

167

0.28

31.5

11

7/19/2011 11:08

10340(BA4)

0.3

28.3

7.6

5.0

64

1398

894

0.30

16.5

29

7/19/2011 11:33

10399(SR5)

0.3

29.3

7.0

6.4

84

170

109

>1.2

2.92

11

7/18/2011 13:15

10401(TB6S)

0.3

22.7

7.1

8.3

96

174

111

>1.2

2.23

10

7/18/2011 12:50

15660(BT1)

0.3

29.9

7.0

5.3

70

137

88

0.56

6.53

12

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 0.27 inches of rainfall during the week prior to sampling.  The level of Toledo Bend Reservoir was recorded at 162.59 feet with 204 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 with anoxic conditions found at several lake stations are their deeper depths. No samples or water quality were taken at Toledo Bend sites TB6Q and TB6R. Low water conditions prevented the boat from being launched.

 

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

7/18/2011 13:33

10404(TB6A)

0.3

30.9

8.3

8.2

110

176

113

2.8

1.34

<1

 

 

1.0

30.9

8.2

8.2

110

176

113

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

30.4

8.3

8.3

110

176

113

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

30.3

8.3

8.3

110

176

113

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

30.2

8.3

8.2

109

176

113

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

30.2

8.2

8.2

108

175

113

 

 

 

 

 

8.0

27.0

7.9

3.5

46

172

110

 

 

 

 

 

11.0

25.6

7.7

0.8

9

172

110

 

 

 

 

 

14.0

22.4

7.8

0.4

4

175

112

 

 

 

 

 

17.0

19.9

7.8

0.3

3

180

115

 

 

 

 

 

20.0

18.2

7.5

0.3

3

181

116

 

 

 

 

 

21.0

17.3

7.4

0.3

3

181

116

 

 

 

7/18/2011 9:05

10407(TB6CN)

0.3

29.8

7.1

4.4

60

186

119

0.58

11.7

<1

 

 

1.0

30.4

7.1

5.3

70

185

118

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

30.2

7.0

5.0

67

185

118

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

30.1

6.9

4.1

55

187

120

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

29.9

6.8

1.5

21

187

120

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

29.9

6.8

1.1

15

187

120

 

 

 

 

18054(TB6Q)

 

Text Box: No samples or water quality taken at this site.  Unable to launch boat due to low water conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

7/18/2011 10:40

10411(TB6F)

0.3

31.5

7.8

7.1

96

195

125

0.52

8.43

<1

 

 

1.0

31.4

7.8

7.1

96

195

125

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

31.3

7.7

7.0

93

195

125

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

31.0

7.6

6.8

92

195

125

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

30.8

7.5

6.2

83

195

125

 

 

 

 

 

4.5

30.7

7.2

5.9

76

195

125

 

 

 

7/18/2011 10:14

10402(TB6H)

0.3

31.5

8.8

9.4

127

224

143

1.5

2.46

<1

 

 

1.0

31.2

8.9

9.5

128

226

145

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

31.1

8.8

9.3

125

227

145

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

31.0

8.8

9.0

120

229

146

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

30.7

8.6

8.2

106

228

146

 

 

 

 

 

7.0

29.8

7.8

3.3

40

231

148

 

 

 

 

 

10.0

28.4

7.6

0.4

5

249

160

 

 

 

 

 

13.0

27.1

8.0

0.3

3

248

160

 

 

 

 

 

16.0

21.1

8.0

0.2

3

206

132

 

 

 

 

 

18.0

20.4

8.0

0.2

2

209

133

 

 

 

7/18/2011 11:50

15659(TB6K)

0.3

31.7

8.3

7.1

98

228

145

0.45

8.05

1

 

 

1.0

31.8

8.2

7.0

95

225

144

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

31.5

7.4

5.0

69

225

144

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

31.2

7.4

4.9

67

225

144

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

31.1

7.2

4.1

53

229

146

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

31.0

7.2

3.7

49

229

146

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

31.0

7.1

2.8

38

231

148

 

 

 

 

 

6.5

30.9

7.0

1.0

13

237

149

 

 

 

7/18/2011 10:04

15655(TB6J)

0.3

31.7

8.6

8.0

108

249

160

0.58

6.68

3

 

 

1.0

31.8

8.5

7.6

103

249

160

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

31.8

8.5

7.6

103

249

159

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

31.8

8.4

7.2

99

248

159

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

31.4

7.2

2.8

36

250

161

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

7/18/2011 12:04

18053(TB6LN)

0.3

32.3

8.8

9.1

124

223

143

0.75

6.2

<1

 

 

1.0

31.7

8.8

8.9

121

222

143

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

31.5

8.5

7.5

100

220

141

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

31.1

8.0

3.8

56

222

143

 

 

 

 

 

3.6

31.0

7.4

1.7

22

223

143

 

 

 

 

18052(TB6R)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: No samples or water quality taken at this site.  Unable to launch boat due to low water conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Text Box: No samples or water quality taken at this site.  Unable to launch boat due to low water conditions.

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 27 cfs and Sabine River Station SR14 had a flow of 34 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

7/20/11 10:37

10415(SR10)

30.8

7.7

6.4

87

1233

789

0.29

22.1

16

7/20/11 10:05

13628(SR11)

31.9

8.5

5.2

73

1197

765

0.31

20.1

2

7/20/11 9:25

10423(SR14)

30.7

7.3

5.8

79

494

316

0.27

24.5

17

7/20/11 8:44

10426(SR15)

31.6

7.1

5.7

79

347

222

0.20

43.7

4

7/20/11 7:45

10427(SR16)

32.2

7.0

5.3

73

370

237

0.15

61.6

9

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 0.14 inches of rainfall the preceding seven days prior to sampling. The level of Lake Fork was 398.28 feet msl with a 48 cfs release at the time of sampling. Reservoir profiles indicated mixing of the water column. The USGS recorded flows were

50 cfs at Sabine River Station SR17, 52 cfs at Sabine River Station SR19 and 3.5 cfs at Sabine River Station SR21. The USGS recorded flow for Big Sandy Creek was 4.1 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

7/20/11 7:05

10428(SR17)

0.3

31.2

7.1

5.6

77

296

189

0.15

56.3

3

7/19/11 15:14

10429(SR19)

0.3

33.4

8.1

8.4

119

277

177

0.16

47

4

7/19/11 14:20

10430(SR21)

0.3

31.0

7.5

5.9

82

483

309

0.28

24.3

5

Segment 0514

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7/20/11 6:16

10468(BS1)

0.3

28.6

6.6

4.3

56

107

68

0.94

10.6

5

Segment 0515

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7/19/11 14:47

10469(LF20)

0.3

30.8

7.4

6.5

89

227

145

0.25

28.4

33

Segment 0512

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7/19/11 7:30

10458(LF2)

0.3

30.3

8.4

6.8

92

177

114

1.15

3.94

<1

 

 

0.6

30.4

8.4

6.8

92

177

114

 

 

 

 

 

1.0

30.4

8.4

6.8

92

177

114

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

30.4

8.4

6.9

93

177

114

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

30.4

8.4

6.9

93

177

114

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

30.3

7.5

4.9

86

177

113

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

30.0

7.1

3.5

47

176

113

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

29.3

6.8

0.4

5

175

112

 

 

 

 

 

7.0

28.7

6.7

0.3

4

173

111

 

 

 

 

 

8.0

27.6

6.7

0.2

3

173

110

 

 

 

 

 

9.0

27.1

6.7

0.2

2

173

110

 

 

 

 

 

10.0

25.9

6.8

0.1

1

174

111

 

 

 

 

 

11.0

24.9

6.8

0.1

1

173

111

 

 

 

 

 

12.0

23.6

6.9

0.1

1

179

114

 

 

 

 

 

13.0

22.5

7.0

0.1

1

184

118

 

 

 

 

 

14.0

21.7

7.1

0.1

1

189

121

 

 

 

 

 

15.0

21.2

7.2

0.1

1

195

125

 

 

 

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

7/19/11 8:47

10462(LF4)

0.3

31.3

8.5

6.5

90

178

114

0.59

4.56

1

 

 

0.6

31.3

8.5

6.6

90

178

114

 

 

 

 

 

1.0

31.3

8.5

6.6

91

178

114

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

31.4

8.5

6.6

91

178

114

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

31.4

8.5

6.5

90

178

114

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

31.4

8.4

6.5

90

178

114

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

31.4

8.4

6.5

89

178

114

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

31.4

8.4

6.5

89

178

114

 

 

 

 

 

7.0

31.3

8.1

5.9

80

179

114

 

 

 

 

 

8.0

30.3

7.2

0.8

10

184

118

 

 

 

 

 

9.0

28.2

7.1

0.0

0

196

125

 

 

 

7/19/11 8:20

10461(LF3)

0.3

31.7

9.2

7.0

97

187

120

0.40

8.43

<1

 

 

0.6

31.8

9.2

7.1

98

187

120

 

 

 

 

 

1.0

31.8

9.2

7.1

98

186

119

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

31.8

9.1

6.7

92

186

119

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

31.4

7.6

3.3

45

184

118

 

 

 

 

 

4.0

31.0

7.1

1.6

22

182

116

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

29.7

6.9

0.3

4

177

113

 

 

 

 

 

6.0

29.2

6.9

0.1

2

178

114

 

 

 

 

 

7.0

28.4

7.1

0.1

1

195

124

 

 

 

 

 

7.6

28.3

7.1

0.1

2

197

126