Somervell County Water District

06/24/2019

UPDATE: Emergency power has been restored. The Stage 4 emergency water shortage notice for northern Somervell County issued this morning has been lifted.

06/04/2019
Somervell County Water District has been notified by a few customers of slight staining of the District’s water.  This...
11/20/2018
SEASONAL TURNOVER CHANGES RESERVOIR CONDITIONS

Somervell County Water District has been notified by a few customers of slight staining of the District’s water. This staining in the water is a seasonal event that happens every fall and spring when the Wheeler Branch Reservoir goes through the process of turning over. It is a naturally occurring event that happens with most surface water supplies that temporarily affects taste, odor and water clarity. SCWD is fortunate that the effects of turning over normally only have a minor affect on the Wheeler Branch but this year the unusual amount of recent runoff combined with a dramatic sudden change in temperature caused a slight stain to our normally clear product.

Rest assured the water is treated to the same standards as always and is perfectly suitable for consumption. Our typical water clarity will resume in the next few days. Customers may refer to https://www.brazos.org/About-Us/News/Current-News/ArticleID/467 for more information on this process.

If you notice a peculiar odor on the lake this time of year, chances are it’s a process called turnover. Find out what causes it, what it means for the reservoirs and the fish population and what the prospects are for the near future.

Lake Record Bass caught and released at Wheeler Branch Reservoir by Alex and Eli Russian of Glen Rose.
08/23/2018

Lake Record Bass caught and released at Wheeler Branch Reservoir by Alex and Eli Russian of Glen Rose.

06/27/2018
95-3 KHITS

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Join 95.3 K-HITS, July 4th, as we broadcast "live" from the 8th Annual Independence Day Celebration at Wheeler Branch Reservoir in Glen Rose, Texas...presented by the Somervell County Water District!!

NO GLASS bottles/containers allowed.  Visit scwd.com for complete park rules.
05/24/2018

NO GLASS bottles/containers allowed. Visit scwd.com for complete park rules.

05/08/2018

Many of you may already know, but for those of you who are not aware, our office was notified of low water pressure today. The leak has been located and is being repaired. Normal water pressure should return this evening.

07/26/2017

In response to the post regarding the weeds at the Reservoir...The Wheeler Branch Reservoir is first and foremost a water supply for the County, the Somervell County Water District has to be very cautious about using herbicides to control the native weeds growing in the reservoir. The park area is only 1500 feet from the water intake to the treatment plant, meaning that it is to close to use any type of chemical in concentration strong enough to kill the weeds. Physically or mechanically removing the weeds would be cost prohibitive and impractical for the District simply for summer recreational purposes. Suggestions for a practical solution to rid the swimming area of the naturally occurring vegitation are always welcome.

Somervell County Water District's cover photo
07/26/2017

Somervell County Water District's cover photo

Nice little 9 pound channel Cat pulled out of the lake this morning. He had a couple of other nice ones too! Come on out...
06/06/2014

Nice little 9 pound channel Cat pulled out of the lake this morning. He had a couple of other nice ones too! Come on out!!!

Somervell County Water District's cover photo
02/11/2013

Somervell County Water District's cover photo

Texas Parks and Wildlife Gill Net Survey 1/24/13
01/25/2013

Texas Parks and Wildlife Gill Net Survey 1/24/13

Texas Parks and Wildlife Gill Net Survey 1/24/13

Untitled Album
06/25/2012

Untitled Album

Somervell County Water District's cover photo
06/25/2012

Somervell County Water District's cover photo

The District will be hosting an Open House this coming Monday the 12th. Everyone is invited to come out and have a look ...
12/06/2011

The District will be hosting an Open House this coming Monday the 12th. Everyone is invited to come out and have a look at the new water treatment facility and meet the staff. It will begin at noon and end a 4 pm. Snacks and drinks will be served.

08/19/2011

The lake opens for fishing on September 1s. Take time to look at the updated rules for the park concerning boating and fishing on our website!!!

1080 Pump Station
05/06/2011

1080 Pump Station

1080 EST
05/06/2011

1080 EST

Treatment Plant
05/06/2011

Treatment Plant

05/06/2011

Fish stocking progam continues at Wheeler Branch Park, over 15,000 Florida Largemouth Bass were released on 5-3-11.

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2099 CR310
Glen Rose, TX
76043

Telephone

245-897-4141

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