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J. B. Thomas Reservoir - 2003 Survey Report

Prepared by Charles Munger and Jason Henegar
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-A, Canyon, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 26-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

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

Reservoir Description

J. B. Thomas Reservoir is a 7,820-acre impoundment (constructed in 1952) on the main stream of the Colorado River. Capacity during 2003 was approximately 6% of capacity or 2,065 acres. The reservoir has been at minimal capacity since 1995. The dam is located 16 miles southwest of Snyder and west of State Highway 208, in Scurry County, Texas. The reservoir is owned by the Colorado River Municipal Water District and provides water to four member cities. The reservoir has a drainage area of 3,950 square miles, however, it experiences frequent water level fluctuations. Since impoundment, the reservoir has never received sufficient runoff to fill to capacity. Angler and boat access is minimal. There are no handicap-specific facilities. Habitat consisted primarily of nondescript mud bank and flooded terrestrial vegetation.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Based on current information, the reservoir should continue to be managed with existing regulations.

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Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-30-R-29 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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