Reservoir Fish Habitat Locations
The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Aquatic Habitat Program conducts habitat surveys in reservoirs, assesses structural habitat availability, and designs and implements fish habitat projects to improve reservoir fish habitats. Installation of structural habitat improvements involves material acquisition (purchased or donated), construction and transportation of structures and materials to the lakes, and final assembly and transport by boat and sinking of the structures at pre-determined locations in the lake.
Over the last decade, projects have been implemented at Roosevelt Lake (2016-2019), Bartlett Lake (2019-2020), Canyon Lake (2020), and Saguaro Lake (2021). The following maps identify a specific GPS point that represents an area of approximately one acre where fish habitat structures have been installed. The UTM and/or Latitude/Longitude coordinates are provided for each of those points in a table, and can be entered manually into a hand-held GPS or a GPS enabled sonar unit. Remember that habitats were installed in an area around each coordinate and sonar units will be helpful in identifying exact locations for individual structures. Some examples of the structures installed are pictured below.
Mossback Safe Haven, Georgia Cube
Reef Ball, Christmas Tree