SMC Project Background
Project Background: San Miguel Creek is a tributary to Choke Canyon Reservoir within the Nueces River Basin. It flows 66 miles from the confluence of Perez Creek and Chacon Creek in Frio County to Choke Canyon Reservoir in McMullen County. The San Miguel Creek watershed is largely shrub, crops, and pasture with no major communities but a number of small communities. Tributaries to San Miguel Creek include Chacon Creek, Live Oak Creek, Lagunillas Creek, and Bacerro Creek. Road crossings include TX 85, TX 97, CR 347, CR 343, State Hwy 16, and FM 140. Currently there is one active water quality monitoring station and one USGS stream flow gauge, both located north of Tilden on State highway 16. Permitted wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) outfalls on this segment include San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Moore Water Supply Corporation (WSC), and the cities of Charlotte, Devine, and Natalia.