Averhoff Reservoir

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Averhoff Reservoir
Location Zavala County, near Crystal City, Texas
Coordinates 28°48′N 99°49′W / 28.800°N 99.817°W / 28.800; -99.817Coordinates: 28°48′N 99°49′W / 28.800°N 99.817°W / 28.800; -99.817
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Nueces River
Primary outflows Nueces River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 174 acres (70 ha)
Max. depth 28 ft (8.5 m)
Surface elevation 600 ft (180 m)

Averhoff Reservoir is a reservoir on the Nueces River 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of the town of Crystal City in Zavala County, Texas, United States. The reservoir was formed in 1948 by the construction of two dams across two channels of the Nueces River to provide for water conservation in Zavala and surrounding counties. The dam and lake are managed by the Zavala-Dimmit County Water Impound District. Averhoff Reservoir also serves as a venue for recreation, including fishing and boating.

Fish and plant life[edit]

Averhoff Reservoir has been stocked with species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. Fish present in Averhoff Reservoir include crappie, catfish, and largemouth bass.

Recreational uses[edit]

The primary recreational use of the reservoir is fishing.

There are also a number of residences at the entrance to the reservoir, which makes it ideal for summer homes.

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