Water Planning Data for Region D (Northeast Texas)

Big Cypress Bayou/Creek - From a point 7.6 miles downstream of SH 43 in Marion/Harrison County upstream to Ferrell's Bridge Dam in Marion County (TNRCC classified stream segment 0402).

Biological function - priority bottomland hardwood habitat displays significant overall habitat value (USFWS, 1985)
Riparian conservation area - Caddo Lake State Park and Wildlife Management Area
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities - Paddlefish (SOC/St.T) (Pitman, 1991; TPWD, 1998)

Big Cypress Creek - From a point 0.6 mile downstream of US 259 in Morris/Upshur County upstream to Fort Sherman Dam in Camp/Titus County (TNRCC classified stream segment 0404).

Threatened or endangered species/unique communities - Paddlefish (SOC/St.T) (Pitman, 1991; TPWD, 1998)

Black Cypress Creek - From the confluence with Black Cypress Bayou east of Avinger in south Cass County upstream to its headwaters located four miles northeast of Daingerfield in the eastern part of Morris County.

Biological function - priority bottomland hardwood habitat displays significant overall habitat value (USFWS, 1985)
High water quality/exceptional aquatic life/high aesthetic value - ecoregion stream; diverse benthic macroinvertebrate and fish communities (Bayer et al., 1992; Linam et al., 1999)
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities - paddlefish (SOC/St.T) (Pitman, 1991)

Black Cypress Bayou - From the confluence with Big Cypress Bayou in south central Marion County upstream to the confluence of Black Cypress Creek east of Avinger in south Cass County.

Biological function - priority bottomland hardwood habitat displays significant overall habitat value (USFWS, 1985)
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities - paddlefish (SOC/St.T) (Pitman, 1991)

Frazier Creek - From the confluence with Jim Bayou in Marion County upstream to its headwaters located three miles north of Almira in west Cass County.

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

Glade Creek - Glade Creek - From the confluence with the Sabine River in the northwestern corner of Gregg County near Gladewater upstream to its headwaters located about five miles southwest of Gilmer in Upshur County.

Biological function - Swamp/bog habitat displays significant biodiversity and overall habitat value (Bauer et al., 1991)
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities - unique swamp/bog community (Bauer et al., 1991)

Little Cypress Bayou - From the confluence with Big Cypress Bayou in Harrison County to a point 0.6 mile upstream of FM 2088 in Wood County (TNRCC classified stream segment 0409).

Biological function - priority bottomland hardwood habitat displays significant overall habitat value (USFWS, 1985)
High water quality/exceptional aquatic life/high aesthetic value - ecoregion stream; diverse benthic macroinvertebrate community (Bayer et al., 1992)
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities - bluehead shiner (SOC/St.T), creek chubsucker (SOC/St.T) (SOC/St.T), and blackside darter (SOC/St.T) (Bauer et al., 1991)

Little Sandy Creek - From Lake Hawkins upstream to its headwaters in Wood County.

Biological function - priority bottomland hardwood habitat displays significant overall habitat value (Bauer et al., 1991).
Riparian conservation area - Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge High water
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities - unique swamp/bog community (Bauer et al., 1991); rough-stemmed aster (SOC) (J. Poole, 1999, pers. comm.)

Pine Creek - From the confluence with the Red River in Red River County upstream to Crook Lake Dam in Lamar County.

Threatened or endangered species/unique communities - one of two sites in Texas where Ouachita rock-pocketbook freshwater mussel (Fed.E) has been collected (Howells, 1995; Howells et al., 1997)

Purtis Creek - From the Van Zandt/Henderson County line upstream to its headwaters in Van Zandt County.

Riparian conservation area - Purtis Creek State Park
Sabine River - From US 59 in south Harrison County upstream to Easton on the Rusk/Harrison County line (within TNRCC classified stream segment 0505).

Biological function - Texas Natural Rivers System nominee, diverse riparian assemblage including hardwood forest and wetlands, and significant natural areas (NPS, 1995); priority bottomland hardwood habitat displays significant overall habitat value (USFWS, 1985)
High water quality/exceptional aquatic life/high aesthetic value - exceptional aesthetic value (NPS, 1995)
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities - Paddlefish (SOC/St.T) (Pitman, 1991; TPWD, 1998)

Sabine River - From FM 14 in Wood/Smith County upstream to FM 1804 in Wood/Smith County (within TNRCC classified stream segment 0506).

Biological function - priority bottomland hardwood habitat displays significant overall habitat value (USFWS, 1985)
Riparian conservation area - Old Sabine Bottom Wildlife Management Area; Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities - Paddlefish (SOC/St.T) (Pitman, 1991; TPWD, 1998)

Sanders Creek - From the confluence with the Red River in Lamar County upstream to the confluence of Spring Branch in Lamar County, excluding Pat Mayse Reservoir.

Riparian conservation area - Pat Mayse State Wildlife Management Area
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities - one of two sites in Texas where Ouachita rock-pocketbook freshwater mussel (Fed.E) has been collected (Howells, 1995; Howells et al., 1997)

Sulphur River - From a point 0.9 miles downstream of Bassett Creek in Bowie/Cass County upstream to the IH 30 bridge in Bowie/Morris County.

Biological function - priority bottomland hardwood habitat displays significant overall habitat value (USFWS, 1985)
Threatened or endangered species/unique communities - Paddlefish (SOC/St.T) (Pitman, 1991; TPWD, 1998)

References

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.

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.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 1998. Fish hatchery stocking records. Texas
Parks and Wildlife Department, San Marcos, Texas.

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.

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.

Howells, R.G. 1995. Distributional surveys of freshwater bivalves in Texas: progress report for 1993. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Management Data Series 119, Austin, Texas.

Pitman, V. 1991. Synopsis of Paddlefish Biology and Their Utilization and Management in Texas (Special Report). Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, Texas.

Poole, J. 1999. Personal communication. 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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