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White Rock Reservoir - 2003 Survey Report

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

White Rock Reservoir was surveyed using trap netting in 2003, electrofishing in 2001, 2002, 2003 and gill netting in 2004. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

White Rock Reservoir, a 1,088-acre impoundment located on White Rock Creek (a tributary of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River), was constructed in 1910 by the City of Dallas as a municipal water supply; presently it is used only for recreation and flood control. The entire 100-square-mile watershed is located within the city of Dallas. At conservation elevation (458-ft mean-sea-level), the reservoir has an average depth of 9.5 feet. The upper portion of the reservoir was dredged in 1998 and 1999 increasing the average depth of that area to 5 feet. Angler and boat access is adequate. Outboard motors on White Rock Reservoir can be no more than 10.5 HP. However, boats with larger motors can utilize the reservoir using their trolling motors. A spring quarter creel survey was conducted in 2000. There are two handicap specific facilities on the reservoir. At the time of sampling the fishery habitat was primarily native emergent vegetation and cut bank. Since White Rock Reservoir is no longer used for municipal water, a staff gauge is not available to monitor water level fluctuations.

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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