The George W. Shannon Wetlands are a Birders Paradise!

By September 30, 2016
Mallard Ducklings | TRWD


Did you know that TRWD’s George W. Shannon Wetlands are home to Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Richland Creek WMA is home to some of the best bird watching in Texas. Birders flock (pardon the pun, we had to) from far and wide to see migrating and wintering waterfowl, wading birds and shore birds. While the bird counts vary throughout the year, it has been reported that they have soared as high as 30,000 and Richland Creek WMA boasts 240 identified species (that’s 20 more than anywhere else in the state).

Texas Parks and Wildlife is in charge of managing the Richland Creek WMA and determines when it is open to the public. Click here to learn more.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.91 550.00 -0.09
Benbrook 694.57 694.00 0.57
Bridgeport 820.63 836.00 -15.37
Cedar Creek 321.91 322.00 -0.09
Eagle Mountain 643.06 649.10 -6.04
Lake Worth 590.96 594.00 -3.04
Richland-Chambers 315.00 315.00 0.00
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

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