Rowlett Creek Watershed

The Rowlett Creek watershed is a major contributor of flow to Lake Ray Hubbard, a critical water supply reservoir for the region. The watershed includes multiple cities in Dallas and Collin Counties. Rowlett Creek was first added to the 303d list for bacteria/e. coli in the 2014 Texas Integrated Report on Water Quality. It has also been listed as a water body of concern due to elevated levels of nitrate.

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Notes

Cities: Frisco, Allen, Plano, McKinney, Parker, Murphy, Sachse, Garland, Richardson, Rowlett

Size:146 square miles

Impaired by bacteria: E. Coli  

Concern listing for: Nitrate levels

Major Streams: Rowlett Creek, Spring Creek, Muddy Creek, and 20+ significant tributaries


Additional Reading on the Rowlett Creek Watershed

The Gremlin in Plano's Rowlett Creek (Plano Star Courier)


Photos/Video

All the above photos were taken by Mikel Wilkins. If you'd like to make use of them, please send him an email.