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Recommended Reservoir Sites


Sites recommended in the 2012 State Water Plan for dam/reservoir construction.

Data Layer Description


Texas Water Development Board (TWDB)




This data layer was created in 2008 and represents sites that could be threatened, along with their aquatic species and riparian habitats, if reservoir construction were done. Recommended and created by TWDB.

How to get the data layer

Publication report #370 provided by the TWDB has raw data available.

How you might make use of this data layer

This dataset is beneficial because it identifies sites that could be threatened by construction.

How to get more information

Visit the TWDB’s GIS website.


Texas Water Development Board. 2008.

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