Ecologically Significant River and Stream Segments

East Sandy Creek

Figure 24. Map Location of East Sandy Creek

Map Location of East Sandy Creek
Adapted from The Roads of Texas. Shearer Publishing, 1995.

Figure 25. East Sandy Creek at FM 1374

East Sandy Creek at FM 1374

East Sandy Creek

East Sandy Creek begins north of New Waverly in Walker County and flows southwesterly into Lake Conroe. The creek is fringed by pine and bottomland hardwood forest that provides it with moderate woody debris habitat for a diverse community of fish and macroinvertebrates. Common fish species found here include numerous minnows, spotted suckers, yellow bullheads, pirate perch, bluegill, warmouth, spotted sunfish, longear sunfish, largemouth bass, and dusky darters.8 The ecologically significant segment is from the confluence with Lake Conroe upstream to its headwaters north of New Waverly.

(1)  Biological Function- displays significant overall habitat value considering the high degree of biodiversity.8

(2)  Hydrologic Function- bottomland hardwood forest performs valuable hydrologic function relating to water quality.

(3)  Riparian Conservation Area- fringed by the Sam Houston National Forest.