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Calaveras Reservoir - 2003 Survey Report

Prepared by John A. Dennis
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-D, San Antonio, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 21-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Calaveras Reservoir was surveyed in 2003 using trap nets and electrofishing and in 2004 with gill nets. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Calaveras Reservoir is a 3,450-acre impoundment located on Chupaderas and Calaveras Creeks in the San Antonio River Basin. It is located 17 miles from San Antonio and was built in 1969 by the City Public Service Board of San Antonio (CPSB). The reservoir is used for power plant cooling and recreational purposes. A near-constant level is maintained by pumping from the San Antonio River during periods of low rainfall and runoff. Access and recreational facilities, built and maintained by the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), were found to be adequate. In 2003, two special projects were initiated at Calaveras. The first was a joint project with Texas Parks and Wildlife, City Public Service, SARA, and PBS&J Associates to reintroduce aquatic vegetation. The second was a project to reintroduce native largemouth bass.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

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