White Rock Lake watershed

The first in the series of watersheds is one of the largest in Dallas. It covers about 100 square miles (64,000 acres) and stretches from the headwaters of White Rock Creek in Frisco to the dam at White Rock Lake. The health of White Rock Lake is directly impacted by how we manage or don’t manage stormwater within the entirety of the outlined area.

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Cities: Frisco, Plano, Richardson, Dallas

Size:100 square miles

Ecosystems: Blackland prairie and bottomland forest

Major Streams: White Rock Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Dixon Branch, Arapaho Branch, and 30+ significant tributaries

Learn More about the White Rock Lake Watershed 

White Rock Lake – Wikipedia

White Rock Creek – Wikipedia

Friends of the White Rock Creek Trail


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