Clear Creek (Harris County, Texas)

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Clear Creek
Clear Creek from Bay Area Boulevard
Clear Creek from Bay Area Boulevard
Location
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationBlue Ridge Oilfield, Fort Bend County, Texas
Mouth 
 • location
Clear Lake, Harris County, Texas
Basin sizeClear Creek Watershed

Clear Creek is a small river in Southeast Texas in the United States, which channels much of the run-off in southeast Harris County into Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. Much of the length of the stream forms the boundary between Harris County and Galveston County and all of the boundary with Brazoria County. It originates in the Blue Ridge Oilfield in Fort Bend County.

Water quality[edit]

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has issued a Fish Consumption Advisory for Clear Creek due to the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The advisory states "Persons should not consume any species of fish from these waters."[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Clear Creek from the Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 29 Oct 2009. Texas State Historical Association
  • "An Analysis of Texas Waterways". Retrieved 2006-05-04.
  • "Feature Detail Report for: Clear Creek (USGS Geographic Names Information Service)". U.S. Geographical Service.

Coordinates: 29°33′17″N 95°01′05″W / 29.5547°N 95.0180°W / 29.5547; -95.0180