2nd Permit Term

Regional Stormwater Monitoring Program


To establish baseline data on receiving streams in the DFW Metroplex for use in determining long-term water quality trends. Identification of these trends will be used to define MS4 BMP design criteria and, eventually, evaluate BMP effectiveness.


Cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, Plano, Garland, and Mesquite, and two transportation agencies—Texas Department of Transportation-Dallas District and North Texas Tollway Authority

Sampling Details

Three sites in seven watersheds and two sites in two transportation watersheds were sampled each year for three years (2007, 2008, and 2009); one sample was collected per site per quarter (January to March, April to June, July to September, and October to December). A total of 300 samples were collected and 27 watersheds were evaluated over the permit term.

Each sample was analyzed for the following 18 parameters: oil/grease, pH, E. coli, total coliforms, total dissolved solids, total suspended solids, biochemical oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, total nitrogen, dissolved phosphorus, total phosphorus, diazinon, total arsenic, total copper, total cadmium, total lead, total zinc, and total chromium.

Monitoring watersheds map [PDF]

Interactive station map and data viewer

For more sampling details, visit the following links:

Monitoring Reports

Final Summary Monitoring Report (2006 -2010)

Appendix A: RWWCP Proposal 
Appendix B: Letters of Approval from TCEQ 
Appendix C: Lab Certifications and Accreditations 
Appendix D: Fort Worth Bioassesmment Report 
Appendix E: Summary Statistics 
Appendix F: Third Permit Term Proposal 
Attachment A: Final Comprehensive Summary Report 2006-2010 by PBS&J 

Reports are available upon request. Please contact NCTCOG Staff at EandD@nctcog.org.