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Public Waters Tested without Consumption Advisories - Seafood and Aquatic Life

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) tests fish from public waters in Texas to determine if they are safe to eat. The list shows waters surveyed by DSHS from 1993 to present found not to have contaminants at concentrations of concern to public health.


Contaminant Test Acronyms:

Metals:

  • Ag = Silver
  • Al = Aluminum
  • As = Arsenic
  • B = Boron
  • Ba = Barium
  • Be = Beryllium
  • Cd = Cadmium
  • Co = Cobalt
  • Cu = Copper
  • Cr = Chromium
  • Fe = Iron
  • Hg = Mercury
  • Mn = Manganese
  • Mo = Molybdenum
  • Ni = Nickel
  • Pb = Lead
  • Sb = Antimony
  • Se = Selenium
  • Sn = Tin
  • Sr = Strontium
  • U = Uranium
  • V = Vanadium
  • Zn = Zinc


Additional Tests:

  • DX = Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans
  • SVOCs = Semivolatile Organic Compounds
  • PEST = Pesticides
  • PCBs = Polychlorinated Biphenyls
  • VOCs = Volatile Organic Compounds


Public Waters Tested without Consumption Advisories
Water Body Year County(s) Tests Performed
Bastrop Bay 1999 Brazoria Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Brakes Bayou
(Beaumont, TX)
1993 Jefferson Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Bouton Lake 2006 Jasper Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Boykin Springs 2006 Jasper Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Brakes Bayou
(Beaumont, TX)
1995 Jefferson PEST, PCBs
Brandy Branch Reservoir 2003 Harrison Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Brazos River
(Freeport, TX)
1996 Brazoria Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Brownsville Ship Channel 1997 Cameron Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Carancahua Bay 2012 Calhoun and Jackson Hg
Cement Creek Lake
(Fort Worth, TX)
1995 Tarrant Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Chocolate Bay
(Lavaca Bay)
2012 Calhoun Hg
Christmas Bay 2010 Brazoria Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
DX, PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Colorado River 1994 Mitchell Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Pb, Hg, Zn
, Be, Cr, Ni, Tl, Sb, Se, Ag, PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Como Lake 2005 Tarrant Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Conroe, Lake 1996 Montgomery and Walker Hg
Cox Bay 2012 Calhoun Hg
Creek Bend Resaca 1996 Cameron Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Delta Lake 1993 Hildalgo Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs
Drum Bay 1999 Brazoria Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
DX, PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Forest Park Lake
(Palestine, TX)
2005 Henderson and Rusk Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Fork, Lake 1996 Rains and Wood Hg
French Lake
(Fort Worth, TX)
1995 Tarrant Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Gordon Lake 2008 Wichita Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
DX, PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Granger Lake 2007-2008 Williamson Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
DX, PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Hidalgo Irrigation System 1996 Hidalgo Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs
Hidden Valley Resaca 1996 Cameron Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Houston, Lake 1998 Harris Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Joe Pool Reservoir 1994 Tarrant, Ellis, and Dallas Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Keller Bay 2012 Calhoun Hg
Lake O’ the Pines 1994 Marion, Upshur, and Morris Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs
Lavaca Bay
(outside prohibited area)
2012 Calhoun Hg
Livingston, Lake 1994 Polk & Trinity Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Lower Waterworks Lake
(Palestine, TX)
2006 Anderson Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Mabel Davis Park Pond
(Austin, TX)
2000 Travis Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Martin Creek Reservoir 2002 Rusk & Panola Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Matagorda Bay 2012 Calhoun and Matagorda Hg
Mercedes Irrigation System 1993 Hidalgo Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs
Mineral Wells, Lake 2008 Parker Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
DX, PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Moss Reservoir 2005 Cooke Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Nacogdoches, Lake 2002 Nacogdoches Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Nueces Bay 2005 Nueces Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
O.H. Ivie Reservoir 2005 Coleman, Concho, and Runnels Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Old Brazos River Channel 1998 Brazoria Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Palestine, Lake 1996 Henderson and Cherokee Hg
Powderhorn Lake 2012 Calhoun Hg
Raven, Lake
(Huntsville State Park)
2000 Walker Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Red Bluff Reservoir 2001 Reeves & Loving Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Rio Grande River 1999 Webb Metals: Ag, Al, As, Ba, B, Cd, Co, Cr, Fe, Hg, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sb, Se, Sr, U, V, Zn
, Pest, SVOCs
Rio Grande River 2001 Brewster and Presidio Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Rio Grande River 2001 Hidalgo and Cameron Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
San Antonio River 1998 Bexar and Wilson Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Sulphur River 1993 Bowie and Cass Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
DX, PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Tawakoni, Lake 2000 Hunt, Rains, and Van Zandt Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Taylor Bayou
(Port Arthur, TX)
1994 Jefferson Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Zn
Timpson, Lake
(Timpson, TX)
2002 Shelby Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Town Lake "Lady Bird Lake" 1998 Travis Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Tres Palacios Bay 2012 Matagorda Hg
Twin Lake
(Lytle, TX)
1997 Medina Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Waco, Lake 2005 McLennan Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Welsh Reservoir 2003 Titus Metals: As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, Zn
PEST, PCBs, SVOCs, VOCs
Wright Patman, Lake 1997 Bowie and Cass Hg
Last updated July 7, 2015