Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Boys Ranch Lake

Why was it necessary to drain and dredge the Lake?



Why was the island removed?

Were there any protected species on the island at the time of its removal?

What steps did staff take during the draining and dredging of the Lake to protect the wildlife?



How many turtles were relocated?

How many fish were relocated?

How many ducks were relocated?

Is there a duck virus at the lake and what does that mean?

What steps did staff take to make sure the ducklings and turtles can enter and exit the Lake?


Will the City be adding more ramps?

Can ducklings and turtles enter and exit the Lake?




What is the City’s policy on feeding the wildlife?

Please click this link for a message from the Texas Parks and Wildlife on this important issue.