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Mineral Wells Reservoir - 2010 Survey Report

Prepared by Bruce Hysmith and John H. Moczygemba
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-A, Pottsboro, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 20-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Mineral Wells Reservoir were surveyed in 2010 using an electrofisher and trap nets and in 2011 using gill nets. Habitat was surveyed in 2010. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Mineral Wells Reservoir, a 440-acre impoundment located on Rock Creek in Parker County, was constructed in 1920 by the U.S. Army and is situated at the east edge of Mineral Wells. After drought levels in 2009 when the lake was 4 feet low, water level remained near conservation elevation (863 feet above mean sea level) in 2010 and 2011. Most recently, water level was one foot below conservation elevation. Mineral Wells Reservoir has moderate primary productivity. Habitat features consisted mainly of rocky shoreline and native emergent vegetation, especially along the shoreline. There was some standing timber.

Management History

Important sport fish include channel catfish, largemouth bass, and white crappie. The management plan from the 2006 survey report included an annual stocking of advanced fingerling channel catfish, which was accomplished from 2008-2010. Additionally, we have a cooperative (park and district staff) creel survey in the planning stage to determine angler harvest information.

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-221-M-1 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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