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Posted 5/17/2017

Release no. 17-011


Contact
Clay Church
817-886-1314
clayton.a.church@usace.army.mil
819 Taylor St., Fort Worth, TX

FORT WORTH, Texas – Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives will host a public meeting on May 25, at the City of Belton’s Harris Community Center located at 401 N. Alexander Street, Belton, TX 76513 to provide information and receive public input as it prepares to revise the Master Plan for Belton Lake. 

The meeting will begin with a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m. followed by an open house for the public to view the current land use maps, ask questions and provide comments about the project.  

USACE defines the Master Plan as the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the life of the water resource development project.  

The Master Plan study area will include Belton Lake proper and all adjacent recreational and natural resources properties under USACE administration. Revision of the Master Plan will not address in detail the technical operational aspects of the reservoir related to the water supply or flood risk management missions of the project. Belton Lake is a multi-purpose reservoir constructed and managed for flood risk management, water supply, fish and wildlife, and recreation.  

The current Master Plan, dated May of 1970, is in need of revision to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends and USACE management policy. Key topics to be addressed in the revised Master Plan include revised land classifications, new natural and recreational resource management objectives, recreation facility needs and special topics such as invasive species management and threatened and endangered species habitat. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the Master Plan.   

Questions pertaining to the proposed revision can be addressed to: Ronnie Bruggman, Lake Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 3740 FM 1670, Belton, Texas 76513, (254) 939-2461.

 

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About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.  Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/usacefortworth/

Belton Lake Master Plan Revision