• August 30, 2014

Stakeholders group, state scientists discuss ways to improve Nolan Creek

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3 comments:

  • Randy Johnson posted at 4:59 pm on Thu, Aug 1, 2013.

    Randy Johnson Posts: 20

    Thats why its always been called Sh@# Creek. Kristina thinks that it runs into Belton Lake. She needs to look at a map instead of Narking out her fellow employees to her Boss!!!

     
  • jbtsr posted at 7:27 am on Thu, Aug 1, 2013.

    jbtsr Posts: 70

    What I find alarming is that Belton TX has paid thousands to a Colorado company to come down to Belton, and dig the bottom of the river, alter the natural banks, install artificial racks in the middle of the river by boring through the natural bedrock to fasten fake boulders to just so to create artificial rapids for inner-tubing. Even with the latest news as years previous of Nolan having ecoli and sewage - the city idiots still encourage families to put their children in the river. Bacteria enters into an open cut, sore, etc. Belton also want to raise the level of the water. Aren't we going to be in for a big surprise on the cost of how they are going to do it. Millions have gone into inner-tubing project yet not one official has quoted the return on the investment. Nolan Creek has always had some sort of spillage or bacteria issue for over 45 years. When I was a kid, I caught grossly deformed fish out of it.

     
  • JohnnyinHarkerHeights posted at 6:10 am on Thu, Aug 1, 2013.

    JohnnyinHarkerHeights Posts: 41

    Isn't Nolan Creek where the local cities and towns like Killeen, HH, Nolanville dump their treated sewage as well as where storm drain run to?

    It's odd the story talks about the creek being polluted without mentioning this.

    That the pollution is due to septic tanks or people driving in the creek is unlikely.

    Considering how short the creek is from start to finish, practically all its flow is waste water of some sort, not only treated sewage, but lawn watering run off Etc. all add their little bit to the flow.

    Natural precipitation probably accounts for very little of the creek's flow except during times of heavy rain.

    To be clear "waste water" doesn't mean raw sewage which is truly filthy. Rather the term just refers to water that has been used and not recycled in some way that reaches the creek to flow out out to the Leon River. How clean or polluted such water is can vary dramatically, but it's always cleaner than raw sewage.