Sam Rayburn Reservoir near Shirley Creek - TCEQ ID: 15524

Site Description

Sam Rayburn Reservoir near Shirley Creek in the Angelina River Channel.

Segment Description

Segment 0610 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir. This segment includes 106,666 acres from Sam Rayburn Dam in Jasper County to a point 5.6 kilometers (3.5 miles) upstream of Marion’s Ferry on the Angelina River Arm in Angelina/Nacogdoches County and to a point 3.9 km (2.4 miles) downstream of Curry Creek on the Attoyac Bayou Arm in Nacogdoches. Construction of the dam began in 1956 for the purpose of hydroelectric power generation, flood control, municipal/industrial/agricultural water conservation, and recreational uses. The designated uses are general use, high aquatic life use, public water supply use, contact recreation, and fish consumption. Located around Sam Rayburn are various contact recreational areas including trails, campgrounds, boating ramps, marinas, designated swimming areas, and group areas.

Monitoring Performed Quarterly

Field Parameters Conventional Parameters Bacterial Parameters
Dissolved Oxygen Ammonia-N E. coli
Days Since Last Significant Rainfall Chloride  
Flow Severity Chlorophyll-a  
Instantaneous Stream Flow Pheophytin-a  
pH Sulfate  
Present Weather Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)  
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Specific Conductance Total Phosphorus  
Total Water Depth Total Suspended Solids (TSS)  
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  • Collecting Samples

    ANRA Staff member Mike Parrish collecting water samples. Photo taken 2010-03-30

  • Shirley Creek Boat Ramp August

    Facing northwest, looking at boat ramp. Photo taken 2005-08-17

  • Shirley Creek Boat Ramp March

    Facing northwest, looking at boat ramp. Photo taken 2011-03-18

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