Coleto Creek Reservoir facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsColeto Creek Reservoir
|Location||Goliad / Victoria counties, Texas, United States|
|Type||Power station cooling reservoir|
|Primary inflows||Coleto Creek and Perdido Creek|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||3,100 acres (1,300 ha)|
|Max. depth||46 ft (14 m)|
|Surface elevation||98 ft (30 m)|
Coleto Creek Reservoir is a reservoir on Coleto Creek and Perdido Creek located in Fannin, Texas, 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Victoria, Texas. The surface of the lake extends into Victoria and Goliad counties. The reservoir was formed in 1980 by the construction of a dam by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority to provide a power station cooling pond for electric power generation. Coleto Creek Reservoir is a venue for outdoor recreation, including fishing and boating.
Fish and plant life
Coleto Creek Reservoir has been stocked with species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. Fish present in the reservoir include white bass, hybrid striped bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish, bluegill, and largemouth bass. Vegetation in the lake includes cattail, pondweed, American lotus, rushes, and hydrilla.
The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority maintains a public park at the reservoir with recreational facilities for boating and fishing.
The reservoir has camp sites, picnic areas, cabins, a boat ramp for access to the water, a 200 feet (60 m) long lighted fishing pier, a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) hiking path, and restroom facilities.
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