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Pat Cleburne Reservoir - 2003 Survey Report

Prepared by Michael S. Baird and John Tibbs
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-B, Waco, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 32-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Pat Cleburne Reservoir was surveyed in the fall of 2003 by boat electrofishing and trap netting, and spring of 2004 by gill netting. This report summarizes survey results and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Pat Cleburne Reservoir is supplied by the Nolan River within the Brazos River Basin, Johnson County and is used for municipal water supply and recreation. The 1,558-acre impoundment has a drainage area of 100 square miles, a storage capacity of 25,300 acre-feet, and a shoreline length of 9.0 miles. Mean and maximum depths are 16.5 and 64.0 feet respectively. Shoreline fish habitat consisted of rocky shoreline, inundated stumps, and over hanging brush. Bank and boat access on the reservoir is adequate, yet there are currently no handicap-specific facilities.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Based on current information, Pat Cleburne Reservoir should continue to be managed with current regulations. The city of Cleburne will be contacted and urged to clean up the shoreline, particularly on the western side of the reservoir.

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