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

 

Index Score Category Details
Overall Score 50 Marginal Fort Branch ranks better than 3 other watersheds in Austin
Water Chemistry 55 fair Water quality is average, ammonia is high
Sediment Quality 83 very good PAHs are low, herbicides/pesticides are low, metals are low
Recreation 31 poor Bacteria levels may be a threat
Aesthetics 45 marginal Lots of litter present, algae covers 10-20% of creek, slight offensive odors, slightly cloudy, surface appearance is poor, dry creek bed, stagnant pools
Habitat 58 fair Some sediment deposition, some channel alteration, buffer is small
Aquatic Life 26 poor The benthic macroinvertebrate community is fair, the diatom community is marginal