Water Planning Data for Region A (Panhandle)

Canadian River- From the Oklahoma State line in Hemphill County upstream to Sanford Dam in Hutchinson County (TNRCC classified stream segment 0101).

Riparian conservation area : Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities : Interior least tern (Fed.E/St.E) (TOES, 1988; Bauer et al., 1991; Campbell, 1995); Arkansas river shiner (Fed.T/SOC) (TPWD, 2000)

Canadian River - From a point immediately upstream of the confluence of Camp Creek in Potter County to the New Mexico State line in Oldham County (TNRCC classified stream segment 0103).

Riparian conservation area - Sanford Recreation Area
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities - unique, exemplary, and extensive natural community; Arkansas river shiner (Fed.T/SOC) (TPWD, 2000)

Coldwater Creek - From the Dallam/Sherman County line upstream to the Texas/Oklahoma state line.

Riparian conservation area : Rita Blanca National Grassland

Graham Creek - From the confluence with Sweetwater Creek east of Mobeetie in Wheeler County upstream to SH 152 in northeast Gray County.

Threatened or endangered species/unique communities: unique habitat-wetlands (Bauer et al., 1991)

Lelia Lake Creek - From the confluence with the Salt Fork of the Red River in Donley County upstream to US 287 in Donley County.

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

McClellan Creek - From the confluence with the North Fork of the Red River in east Gray County upstream to its headwaters in the southwestern part of Gray County.

High water quality/exceptional aquatic life/high aesthetic value - ecoregion stream; high water quality, diverse benthic macroinvertebrate and fish communities (Bayer et al., 1992; Linam et al., 1999)

Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River - From the Armstrong/Briscoe County line upstream to Lake Tanglewood in Randall County (within TNRCC classified stream segment 0229).

Riparian conservation area : Palo Duro Canyon State Park (National Natural Landmark)
High water quality/exceptional aquatic life/high aesthetic value : Exceptional aesthetic value (NPS, 1995)
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities : Interior least tern (Fed.E/St.E) (TOES, 1988; Bauer et al., 1991; Campbell, 1995)

Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River - From the Childress/Hardeman County line upstream to the Hall/Briscoe County line (within TNRCC classified stream segment 0207).

Threatened or endangered species/unique communities : Interior least tern (Fed.E/St.E) (TOES, 1988; Bauer et al., 1991; Campbell, 1995)

Rita Blanca Creek - From the headwaters of Lake Rita Blanca in Hartley County upstream to US 87 in Dallam County.

Riparian conservation area : Rita Blanca Conservation Area

Saddlers Creek - From the confluence with the Salt Fork of the Red River eight miles northwest of Clarendon in Donley County upstream to its headwaters located about two miles southeast of Evans in north Donley County.

High water quality/exceptional aquatic life/high aesthetic value : ecoregion stream; high water quality (Bayer et al., 1992)
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities - unique, exemplary, and extensive natural community representative of the Southwestern Tablelands ecoregion (Bayer et al., 1992)

Sweetwater Creek - From the Oklahoma State line in Wheeler County upstream to its headwaters in northwest Wheeler County

High water quality/exceptional aquatic life/high aesthetic value - ecoregion stream; high water quality (Bayer et al., 1992)
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities - unique wetlands community (Bauer et al., 1991)

Tierra Blanca Creek - From the confluence with Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River upstream to Buffalo Lake in Randall County.

Riparian conservation area : Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge

West Fork of Rita Blanca Creek - From the confluence with Rita Blanca Creek in Dallam County upstream to the New Mexico state line.
Riparian conservation area : Rita Blanca National Grassland

Wolf Creek - From the Oklahoma State line in Lipscomb County to a point 1.2 miles upstream of FM 3045 in Ochiltree County (TNRCC classified stream segment 0104).

High water quality/exceptional aquatic life/high aesthetic value - ecoregion stream; high water quality, diverse benthic macroinvertebrate and fish communities (Bayer et al., 1992; Linam et al., 1999)

References

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.

Campbell, L. 1995. Endangered and Threatened Animals of Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Endangered Resources Branch, Austin, Texas.

Davis, J.R. 1998. Personal communication. Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Austin, Texas.

Linam, G.W., L.J. Kleinsasser, and K. Mayes. 1999. Regionalization of the index of biotic integrity for Texas streams (draft - in review). Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, River Studies Report No. 16, Austin, Texas.

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

Sullivan, D. 1998. Personal communication. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, Texas.

Texas Organization for Endangered Species. 1988. Endangered, threatened, and watch list of vertebrates of Texas. Texas Organization for Endangered Species, Austin, Texas.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 2000. Annotated County Lists of Rare Species. Wildlife Diversity Program, Wildlife Division, Austin, Texas.


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