Did you know.... The Trinity Basin is the largest river basin whose water-shed area is entirely within the State of Texas and the third largest river in Texas by average flow volume. The basin's namesake river was named La Santisima Trinidad, "the Most Holy Trinity," by early Spanish explorers. The Indians identified the river as the Arkikosa and Daycoa. In 1687, La Salle, a French explorer, referred to it as the "River of Canoes." In 1690, De Leon, founder of the first Spanish mission in East Texas, gave the river it's name that is still used today.
The Guadalupe Bass is the state fish of Texas and one of our favorites. This one was collected during a bioassessment last year at Colorado Bend State Park. TPWD is working to restore this great species in Texas after some populations have been compromised by hybridization with other bass species. #tpwd#guadalupebass#texasrivers#texasfish#coloradobendstatepark
Did you know Texas rivers are home to more than 50 species of freshwater mussels? Mussels help keep our rivers clean by filtering out particles. Here's a diverse bunch we found in Village Creek last year during a survey. #texasrivers#texasmussels
Did you know American Eels can be found in many of our Texas Rivers? They are rarely seen due to their secretive, nocturnal habits and little is known about their life history. This year, TPWD is partnering with the University of Texas-Austin and the University of Houston-Clear Lake to learn more about this unique species. #texasrivers#tpwd#texasfish
Nothing gets us more stoked than when our community shows up to learn about and protect our natural resources! Thanks to all who showed up for a stellar event last night benefitting @texaslivingwaters. Special thanks to all @ftlonesome and @danafalconberry for donating your time and talents, and to our speakers and panel members for your valuable insight on how to be better stewards of our #TexasRivers! In case you missed it, here are some highlights. #oathofaction
If you're wondering how to get your hands on a patch, hold tight while we take inventory of what's left!