River and Stream Segments
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Figure 28. Map Location of Harmon Creek
Adapted from USGS Beaumont, Texas. 1978. Original scale 1:250,000.
Figure 29. Harmon Creek south of State Highway 19 (a) (b)
Harmon Creek begins near Huntsville and flows northeasterly 14 miles into the Trinity River near Riverside. The creek is narrow with a well-defined run, riffle, pool system that flows over a sand and limestone bottom through hardwood forest lined banks. Numerous sandbars and abundant woody debris provide valuable habitat for aquatic species. The creek also offers valuable outdoor recreation to local residents in the form of swimming within the deeper pools. The ecologically significant segment is from the confluence with the Trinity River in Walker County upstream to its headwaters just east of Huntsville in Walker County.
(1) Biological Function- bottomland forest displays significant overall habitat value.5,24
(2) Hydrologic Function- bottomland forest and associated wetlands perform valuable hydrologic functions relating to flood attenuation and water quality.
(3) Riparian Conservation Area- fringed by the Sam Houston National Forest.
(4) High Water Quality/Exceptional Aquatic Life/High Aesthetic Value- displays exceptional aesthetic value.24