2014 - 2015

Freshwater/Saltwater Boundary

All public waters east and south of the following boundary are considered salt water:

  • beginning at the International Toll Bridge in Brownsville, northward along U.S. Hwy. 77 to the junction of Paredes Lines Road (FM Road 1847) in Brownsville, thence
  • northward along FM Road 1847 to the junction of FM Road 106 east of Rio Hondo, thence
  • westward along FM Road 106 to the junction of FM Road 508 in Rio Hondo, thence
  • northward along FM Road 508 to the junction of FM Road 1420, thence
  • northward along FM Road 1420 to the junction of State Hwy. 186 east of Raymondville, thence
  • westward along State Hwy. 186 to the junction of U.S. Hwy. 77 near Raymondville, thence
  • northward along U.S. Hwy. 77 to the junction of the Aransas River south of Woodsboro, thence
  • eastward along the south shore of the Aransas River to the Junction of the Aransas River Road at the Bonnie View boat ramp, thence
  • northward along the Aransas River Road to the junction of FM Road 2678 to the junction of FM Road 774 in Refugio, thence
  • eastward along FM Road 774 to the junction of State Hwy. 35 south of Tivoli, thence
  • northward along State Hwy. 35 to the junction of State Hwy. 185 between Bloomington and Seadrift, thence
  • northwestward along State Hwy. 185 to the junction of FM Road 616 in Bloomington, thence
  • northeastward along FM Road 616 to the junction of State Hwy. 35 east of Blessing, thence
  • southward along State Hwy. 35 to the junction of FM Road 521 north of Palacios, thence
  • northeastward along FM Road 521 to the junction of State Hwy. 36 south of Brazoria, thence
  • southward along State Hwy. 36 to the junction of FM Road 2004, thence
  • northward along FM Road 2004 to the junction of Interstate Hwy. 45 between Dickinson and La Marque, thence
  • northwestward along Interstate Hwy. 45 to the junction of Interstate Hwy. 610 in Houston, thence
  • east and northward along Interstate Hwy. 610 to the junction of Interstate Hwy. 10 in Houston, thence
  • eastward along Interstate Hwy. 10 to the junction of State Hwy. 73 in Winnie, thence
  • eastward along State Hwy. 73 to the junction of U.S. Hwy. 287 in Port Arthur, thence
  • northwestward along U.S. Hwy. 287 to the junction of Interstate Hwy. 10 in Beaumont, thence
  • eastward along Interstate Hwy. 10 to the Louisiana State Line.

freshwater - coastal boundary

The following public waters are not considered salt water:

  1. waters of Spindletop Bayou inland from the concrete dam at Russels Landing on Spindletop Bayou in Jefferson County;
  2. north of the dam on Lake Anahuac in Chambers County;
  3. the waters of Taylor Bayou and Big Hill Bayou inland from the saltwater locks on Taylor Bayou in Jefferson County;
  4. Galveston County Reservoir on State Hwy. 146 and Galveston State Park Ponds #1 through #7 in Galveston County;
  5. Lakeview City Park Lake, West Guth Park Pond and Waldron Park Pond in Nueces County;
  6. Lake Burke-Crenshaw and Lake Nassau in Harris County;
  7. Fort Brown Resaca, Resaca de la Guerra, Resaca de la Palma, Resaca de los Cuates, Resaca de los Fresnos, Resaca Rancho Viejo and Town Resaca in Cameron County; and
  8. Little Chocolate Bayou Park Ponds #1 and #2 in Port Lavaca in Calhoun County.

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