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Fairfield community concerned after power plant closes


Date: 2/19/2018 5:38:00 PM

Luminant told KBTX they don't have any plans to change the elevation at Lake Fairfield. It was built for power plant operations and had warmer temperatures when the plant was in operation. "The state park, of course, brings a lot of people in year round

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Massive dog, owner rescued in Carroll Valley

The Gettysburg Times

Date: 2/9/2018 4:02:55 PM

The mastiff and his Carroll Valley owner were walking along the lake on higher ground when the dog slipped and slid down to the lake, Fairfield Fire and EMS Chief Bill Jacobs said. The dog's weight broke the ice and sent him into the chilly water

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Ranger Cup University Announces 2018 Program Details


Date: 1/23/2018 9:10:00 AM

Last fall, the 2017 Challenge took place at Texas' Lake Fairfield, a popular power-plant lake known for high numbers of largemouth. The competition featured teams from the University of North Alabama and Kansas State University with UNA ultimately claiming

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Gone fishing with Jerry Miller

Jacksonville Daily Progress

Date: 1/6/2018 4:11:00 AM

A lot of bass fishermen are beginning to pre-fish for tournaments starting in January. Brandy Branch and Lake Fairfield are two other hot water lakes that are excellent bass lakes to fish in the winter. Lake Fairfield is making a comeback the last two

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Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

National Weather Service

Date: 11/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (November

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• River: Trinity River
• Surface Area: 2,159 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 49 feet

Fairfield Lake is on Big Brown Creek about 5 miles northeast of Fairfield off FM 488 in northeastern Freestone County, Texas.


Lake Fairfield is a 2,032-acre reservoir on Big Brown Creek, Texas, a tributary of the Trinity River, providing cooling water for two 575-megawatt lignite-fired electric generation units. Bank access is adequate and two boat ramps are present, although boat access is limited during low water levels. Giant cane and cattails form a fringe in the littoral zone around most of the lake. American lotus is present in shallow water (<4 feet deep), primarily in the backs of coves.


Access to the lake is provided through Fairfield Lake State Park, which may be closed for wildlife management activities on occasion. Check the park web page for closure notices and dates.

********** NOTICE **********

Fairfield Lake continues to experience late-summer fish kills, and TPWD has suspended stocking at this lake until further notice. Fish kills have been documented on this power-plant lake since 2003. They occur in August and September when hot weather and shorter days lead to a shortage of oxygen in the water; the most recent one occurred on 09/20/2013. For updates, visit the Facebook page for TPWD's Tyler field office.



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