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Posted 6/6/2016

Release no. 16-041


Contact
Denisha Braxton
817-886-1435
denisha.l.braxton@usace.army.mil

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting Tuesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. to receive public input as it prepares to update and revise the Whitney Lake Master Plan.

The public meeting will be held at the Whitney Independent School District Auditorium, 305 San Jacinto, Whitney, TX 76692 and is open to the public. A formal presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m., followed by time for attendees to view maps, ask questions and provide comments about the project.

“The current Master Plan for Whitney Lake was prepared in June 1972, and is in need of revision to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends and USACE management policy,” said Billy Haferkamp, project manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District.

Key topics addressed in the revised Master Plan include updated 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.

These are balanced with the lake’s primary purpose of flood risk management, hydroelectric power generation and water supply.

The Master Plan does not directly address the Shoreline Management Plan, which governs private boat docks, nor does the Master Plan address in detail the technical operational aspects of the lake with respect to flood risk management or hydroelectric power generation.

The Master Plan study area will include Whitney Lake and all adjacent recreational and natural resource properties under federal control.

Questions pertaining to the proposed revision can be addressed to: Billy Haferkamp, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Whitney Lake Office, (254) 622-7405.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/

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