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Posted 2/26/2016

Release no. 16-013


Contact
Clay Church
817-886-1314
819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will host a public meeting on March 18, 2016 to gain public input as it prepares to update and revise the Master Plan for Canyon Lake.

The public meeting will be held at the Canyon Lake Resource & Recreation Center (CRRC), 125 Mabel Jones Dr., Canyon Lake, TX  78133. The formal presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. At the conclusion of the presentation there will be time for attendees to view maps, ask questions and provide comments about the project.

A Master Plan is defined by USACE 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. In general, it defines how the resources will be managed for public use and resource conservation. Revision of the Master Plan will not address in detail the technical operational aspects of the lake related to water supply, hydropower or flood risk management missions. The Master Plan study area will include Canyon Lake and all adjacent recreational and natural resource properties under USACE control.

Canyon Lake construction was completed in 1964 as a flood control project.  In addition to the flood risk management benefits, Canyon Lake also serves other purposes including water supply, hydropower, recreation and environmental stewardship. The current Master Plan is dated December 1970 and is in need of revision to address changes in 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 necessary to the successful revision of the Master Plan.

Questions pertaining to the proposed revision can be addressed to: Mr. Ernest Eberle, Project Manager, CESWF-OD-SO, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1560 Thornberry Drive, Somerville, TX  77845 (979) 596-1622, and Ms. Rhonda Fields, Project Manager, CESWF-RPEC-PM, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300, (817) 886-1681.

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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: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Worth-District-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers/188083711219308

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