Daniel Reservoir - 2005 Survey Report
Prepared by Spencer Dumont and Mukhtar Farooqi
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-B, Abilene, Texas
This is the authors' summary from an 8-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.
Fish populations in Daniel Reservoir have not been surveyed since 2001 because of low-water conditions. This report contains a management plan for the reservoir.
Daniel Reservoir is a 950-acre impoundment located on Gonzales Creek. It is located in Stephens County approximately 65 miles northeast of Abilene and is operated and controlled by the city of Breckenridge. The reservoir provided municipal water supply for the city of Breckenridge. Land use around the reservoir is primarily agricultural. Water level began dropping in 1998, and the reservoir was dry or nearly dry by fall 2003. It has been too low to sample since fall 2001. There has been no boat or fishing access for several years because of low-water conditions.
Water level has been monitored with visual inspections to assess extent of drought conditions. Conditions have not allowed prey and game fish to be stocked.
Status of all prey and sport fish is unknown, however, it is likely that very few if any desirable fish remain in the reservoir.
Stock forage and sport fish species when the water level reaches 1,270 ft. above mean sea level. Monitor fish populations in 2009/2010 if boat ramps are usable.
Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-30-R-31 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program