Water Planning Data for Region C

Bois d’Arc Creek - From the confluence with the Red River in Fannin County upstream to its headwaters in east Grayson County.

Biological function: priority bottomland hardwood habitat displays significant overall habitat value (USFWS, 1985)
Hydrologic function: bottomland hardwood forest provides valuable hydrologic function relating to water quality and flood attenuation (USFWS, 1985)
Riparian conservation area: Caddo National Grassland

Brazos River - From a point 330 feet upstream of FM 2580 in Parker County upstream to the Parker/Palo Pinto County line (within TNRCC classified stream segment 1206).

Biological function: Texas Natural Rivers System nominee for outstandingly remarkable wildlife values (NPS, 1995)
High water quality/exceptional aquatic life/high aesthetic value: rated as #1 scenic and recreational river in the northern half of Texas (NPS, 1995)
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities: very rare, endemic Texas fawnsfoot freshwater mussel (Howells, 1997)

Buffalo Creek - From the confluence with Alligator Creek in Freestone County upstream to State Route 164 in Freestone County.

Biological function: priority bottomland hardwood habitat displays significant overall habitat value (USFWS, 1985; Bauer et al., 1991)
Hydrologic function: bottomland hardwood forest provides valuable hydrologic function relating to water quality and flood attenuation (USFWS, 1985)

Clear Creek - From the confluence with the Elm Fork of the Trinity River about 5 miles northeast of Denton in Denton County upstream to the Denton/Cooke County line.

High water quality/exceptional aquatic life/high aesthetic value: ecoregion stream; high water quality, diverse benthic macroinvertebrate community (Bayer et al., 1992)

Coffee Mill Creek - From the confluence with Bois d' Arc Creek in Fannin County upstream to its headwaters in Fannin County.

Riparian conservation area : Caddo National Grassland

Elm Fork of the Trinity River - From the headwaters of Lewisville Lake in Denton County upstream to Lake Ray Roberts Dam in Denton County (TNRCC classified stream segment 0839).

Riparian conservation area : Lake Ray Roberts/Lake Lewisville Greenbelt

Linn Creek - From the confluence with Buffalo Creek in Freestone County upstream to County Road 691 in Freestone County.

Biological function: priority bottomland hardwood habitat displays significant overall habitat value (USFWS, 1985; Bauer et al., 1991)
Hydrologic function: bottomland hardwood forest provides valuable hydrologic function relating to water quality and flood attenuation (USFWS, 1985)

Lost Creek - From the confluence with the West Fork of the Trinity River northeast of Jacksboro in Jack County upstream to the headwaters located about four miles southwest of Jacksboro in Jack County.

Riparian conservation area : Fort Richardson State Park and Trail and Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
High water quality/exceptional aquatic life/high aesthetic value - exceptional aesthetic value (M. Howell, 1999, pers. comm.)

Purtis Creek - From the confluence with South Twin Creek in Henderson County upstream to the Henderson/Van Vandt County line.

Riparian conservation area : Purtis Creek State Park

Trinity River - From the Freestone/Anderson/Leon County line upstream to the Anderson/Henderson County line (within TNRCC classified stream segment 0804).

References

Biological function: bottomland hardwood habitat displays significant overall habitat value (TPWD, 1999)
Riparian conservation area: Big Lake Bottom Wildlife Management Area
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities: one of the two largest populations of rare, endemic Texas heelsplitter freshwater mussel remaining (Neck and Howells, 1994; Howells, 1997; Howells et al., 1997)

Bauer, J., R. Frye, B. Spain. 1991. A natural resource survey for proposed reservoir sites and selected stream segments in Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, Texas.

Bayer, C.W., J.R. Davis, S.R. Twidwell, R. Kleinsasser, G. Linam, K. Mayes, and E. Hornig. 1992. Texas aquatic ecoregion project: an assessment of least disturbed streams (draft). Texas Water Commission, Austin, Texas.

Howell, M. 1999. Personal communication. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Howells, R.G. 1997. Distributional surveys of freshwater bivalves in Texas: progress report for 1996. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Management Data Series 144, Austin, Texas.

Howells, R.G., C.M. Mather, and J.A.M. Bergmann. 1997. Conservation status of selected freshwater mussels in Texas. Pages 117-127 in K.S. Cummings et al., editors. Conservation and management of freshwater mussels II: initiatives for the future. UMRCC Symposium, St. Louis, Missouri.

National Park Service. 1995. The nationwide rivers inventory. United States Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.

Neck, R.W. and R.G. Howells. 1994. Status survey of Texas heelsplitter, Potamilus amphichaenus (Frierson, 1898). Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Special Report, Austin, Texas.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 1999. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Homepage. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, Texas.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1985. Texas Bottomland Hardwood Preservation Program. Department of the Interior Final Concept Plan. Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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