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Fayette County Reservoir - 2003 Survey Report

Prepared by C. Craig Bonds and Stephan J. Magnelia
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-C, San Marcos, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 28-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fayette County Reservoir was surveyed in 2003 using trap nets and boat electrofisher, and in 2004 using gill nets. Structural habitat, aquatic vegetation, and angler access surveys were conducted in 2004. This report summarizes the results of these surveys and contains a fisheries management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Fayette County Reservoir is a 2,394 acre impoundment of Cedar Creek; an intermittent stream in the Colorado River watershed. It was constructed in 1978 by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) for the purpose of supplying cooling water for steam-electric power generation. The reservoir is located in Fayette County, approximately seven miles east of La Grange, Texas. The reservoir lies within the Post Oak Savannah ecological area. Water in the reservoir is maintained at a near-constant level (1-2 ft annual fluctuation). During periods of low rainfall, water is pumped into the reservoir from the Colorado River. Shorelines surrounding the reservoir are undeveloped and are used primarily for ranching and livestock grazing. Shoreline length is approximately 19 miles. Fayette County Reservoir was opened to fishing in 1979.

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-29 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program



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