Supplemental Report on Fish and Wildlife Resources of the Wallisville Lake Project, Trinity River, Texas

Date

1976

Authors

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Publisher

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwest Region

Abstract

Situated on the delta and extreme lower floodplain of the Trinity River, Wallisville Lake would destroy a rare and unique wetland complex ranging from cypress swamp to brackish marsh. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has referred to the Wallisville Lake area as the most prominent remaining deltaic ecosystem on the Texas coast. The area is unique in that is a relatively undisturbed ecosystem showing the ecological gradation of a river community from bottomland hardwood forest to estuarine marsh.

Description

20 pages

Keywords

deltas, ecosystems, conservation, living resources, marshes

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