Austin Watershed Finder

Posted by selwyn on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:50pm

This site let's you easily see what watershed you are in.  You just put in your address and it is located.  No zip needed.  Once you find the watershed, you can get more details about the watershed such as the display below.  This is for my watershed, "Fort Branch"

 

Watershed Scores

 

IndexScoreCategoryDetails
Overall Score50MarginalFort Branch ranks better than 3 other watersheds in Austin
Water Chemistry55fairWater quality is average, ammonia is high
Sediment Quality83very goodPAHs are low, herbicides/pesticides are low, metals are low
Recreation31poorBacteria levels may be a threat
Aesthetics45marginalLots of litter present, algae covers 10-20% of creek, slight offensive odors, slightly cloudy, surface appearance is poor, dry creek bed, stagnant pools
Habitat58fairSome sediment deposition, some channel alteration, buffer is small
Aquatic Life26poorThe benthic macroinvertebrate community is fair, the diatom community is marginal