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Posted 6/13/2016

Release no. 16-043


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

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Water Management staff, announced today an increase to 15,000 cubic feet per second of water being released at Proctor Lake.  

The Corps increased the release rate to 15,000 cubic feet per second to draw down the reservoir in response to recent pool level increases. Corps personnel have heightened monitoring and safety surveillance activities at the dam. ‎The dam continues to function as designed, but some seepage has been identified and is being assessed. 

With changing pool levels and flows from the reservoir the Corps reminds the public to exercise caution and wear properly fitted and approved life jackets when in or around the water. 

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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/

increased the release rate Proctor Lake