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Lewisville Reservoir - 2003 Survey Report

Prepared by Raphael Brock and Thomas Hungerford
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-D, Fort Worth, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 29-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Lewisville Reservoir was surveyed using trap netting and electrofishing in 2003 and gill netting in 2002 and 2004. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Lewisville Reservoir, Denton County, is a 29,592-acre impoundment constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1954 on Elm Fork of the Trinity River. It was built to provide flood control, water for municipal and industrial purposes, and recreation. Other principal tributaries are Hickory Creek and Little Elm Creek. In 1989 the conservation pool level of the reservoir was raised from 514 ft. mean-sea-level (msl) to 522 ft. msl. Lewisville Reservoir has a drainage area of approximately 968 square miles. Rainfall in the watershed averages 33.5 inches per year. Angler and boat access is adequate. There is one handicap accessible facility. A native aquatic plant habitat restoration project was initiated on Lewisville Reservoir in 1998 in cooperation with Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility (LAERF). Partial work on the project began, but drought conditions resulted in no vegetation being planted in 1998. In 1999 the drought continued as water levels declined to 14 feet below conservation pool. Limited plantings have occurred since with little or no success. Striped bass were stocked each year from 1991 until 1999. Stockings were discontinued because of low catch rates and because several summer fish kills of striped bass occurred.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

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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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