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Mineral Wells Reservoir - 2006 Survey Report

Prepared by Bruce Hysmith and John H. Moczygemba
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-A, Pottsboro, 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.

Fish populations in Mineral Wells Reservoir were surveyed in 2006 using an electrofisher and trap nets and in 2007 using gill nets. Habitat was surveyed in 2002. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Mineral Wells Reservoir, a 440-acre impoundment located on Rock Creek in Parker County, was constructed in 1920 by the U.S. Army and is situated at the east edge of Mineral Wells. During 2003 and 2004, water level remained above or nearly within one foot of conservation elevation (863 feet above mean sea level). Most recently, water level was below conservation elevation (Figure 1). Mineral Wells Reservoir has moderate primary productivity. Habitat features consisted mainly of rocky shoreline and native emergent vegetation, especially along the shoreline. There was some standing timber.

Management History

Important sport fish include channel catfish, largemouth bass, and white crappie. The management plan from the 2002 survey report included updating the web page for Mineral Wells Reservoir on the TPWD web site. Additionally, we stocked advanced fingerling channel catfish and adult Florida largemouth bass in 2005.

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-32 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program