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Brownwood Reservoir - 2004 Survey Report

Prepared by Spencer Dumont and Mukhtar Farooqi
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-B, Abilene, 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.

Brownwood Reservoir was surveyed in fall of 2004 using electrofishing and trap nets and in spring of 2005 using gill nets. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Brownwood Reservoir is a 7,300-acre impoundment located on Pecan Bayou in the Colorado River Basin approximately 70 miles southeast of Abilene. It was constructed in 1933 as a municipal water supply and is controlled by the Brown County Water Control and Irrigation District No. 1. Soil types are sandy or clay-loam soil. Watershed land use is primarily agriculture, residential, and ranching. The reservoir was at or near spillway level at time of sampling. Water level has been within two feet of spillway elevation since 2002.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

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