Spring Creek has its headwaters in the City of Plano and continues southeast through Spring Creek Forest Preserve to an eventual confluence with Rowlett Creek that ultimately flows into Lake Ray Hubbard. The many twists and turns create a distinct ecosystem which consists of a series of Austin Chalk lined riffles, pool, and runs.
A formal fish survey was conducted in 2021 by Jeremy Jordan while working on his graduate degree from Texas A&M Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. He is also an employee of Halff Associates, Inc. as an environmental scientist and certified arborist.
Thirteen species were captured during the survey, but it was determined using additional information that over twenty fish species are likely to be present along the length of Spring Creek that is within the Preserve. Fish collected during the survey can be viewed via the iNaturalist link: https://www.inaturalist.org/guides/14701.