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Livingston Reservoir - 2003 Survey Report

Prepared by Jeff Henson and Mark Webb
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-E, Bryan, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 36-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Livingston Reservoir was surveyed in 2003-2004 with electrofishing, trap nets, gill nets, a creel survey, a structural habitat/aquatic vegetation survey, and an angler access survey. This report summarizes the results of these surveys and comparisons are made to historical data (1990-2002). Based on this information, a management plan was developed for the reservoir.

Reservoir Description

Livingston Reservoir is located on the Trinity River in Trinity, Polk, San Jacinto, and Walker Counties, Texas lying within the Piney Woods Vegetational Area. Soil types are Kaufman-Trinity, Lufkin-Tabor, Bowie-Kirvin, and Susquehana Associations. Livingston Reservoir was constructed in 1969 by the Trinity River Authority (TRA) and the City of Houston to provide water for municipal, agricultural, and industrial purposes. Livingston Reservoir has a surface area of 90,000 acres, a drainage area of approximately 15,700 square miles, and a shoreline length of approximately 350 miles. Rainfall in the watershed averages 48.0 inches per year. There is considerable private and commercial real estate development, as well as Lake Livingston State Park and several TRA public parks, around the lower two-thirds of the reservoir.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

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