TPWD District Fisheries Office

5325 N. 3rd
Abilene, Texas 79603
(325) 692-0921
Michael Homer, Biologist

About the Area

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Sweetwater Reservoir

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Golden Alga Alert

This lake is currently experiencing a golden alga bloom that may affect fishing and cause fish kills. Biologists are monitoring the situation and will post updates as they become available.

Lake Characteristics

Location: On Bitter Creek and Cottonwood Creek in Nolan County, 45 miles west of Abilene and about 5 miles east of Sweetwater
Surface area: 630 acres
Maximum depth: 45 feet
Impounded: 1930

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 2,116 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Moderate, sometimes prone to long periods with dropping water levels
Normal Clarity: Clear to stained with visibility up to 4 feet

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Sweetwater
PO Box 450
Sweetwater, Texas 79556
(325) 235-4116

Aquatic Vegetation

Bulrush and pondweed when lake is full

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Current Fishing Report
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

No contour map is available for this reservoir.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

Fish populations in this lake have been substantially reduced by the effects of golden alga blooms.

Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass yes      
Catfish yes      
Crappie yes      
Sunfish yes