San Bernard River and Cedar Lakes Estuary | Minor Estuaries | Texas Water Development Board

San Bernard River and Cedar Lakes Estuary

The San Bernard River and Cedar Lakes Estuary is a minor estuary located along the mid-Texas coast, covering an area of 3,760 acres with an average depth of 2.1 feet.  Key features in this estuary include Cowtrap Lake and Cedar Lakes, which share a connection with the Gulf of Mexico through small tidal inlets and through the mouth of the San Bernard River.  On average this estuary receives 683,753 acre-feet of freshwater inflow per year from the San Bernard River, as well as from runoff of surrounding coastal watersheds.  The San Bernard River and Cedar Lakes Estuary are located in Brazoria County and are affected by planning activities of Region H and Region K (Lower Colorado) as well as those of the Region G (Brazos) Regional Water Planning Groups.

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