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Dee recovers a recent kill at Waco Lake on Nov. 24, 2011.

Dee recovers a recent kill at Waco Lake on Nov. 24, 2011. (Photo by Elizabeth Anderson)

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Town Bluff Lake with open Flood Gates on April 1, 2012.

Town Bluff Lake with open Flood Gates on April 1, 2012. (Photo by Lynn LaRue)

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An unidentified man helps land a fish during the annual Kids Fish Day at Town Bluff/BA Steinhagen Lake on May 12, 2012.

An unidentified man helps land a fish during the annual Kids Fish Day at Town Bluff/BA Steinhagen Lake on May 12, 2012. (Photo by Lynn LaRue)

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Natural habitat area of Lewisville Lake, Texas on Feb. 3, 2012 showing a Wood Duck Box.

Natural habitat area of Lewisville Lake, Texas on Feb. 3, 2012 showing a Wood Duck Box. (Photo by Rob Jordan)

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Granger Lake on Dec. 7, 2011 when the lake was approximately five feet from the top of the conservation (normal) pool. These low lake levels cause hazards to boaters and other recreational activities when on or near the water.

Granger Lake on Dec. 7, 2011 when the lake was approximately five feet from the top of the conservation (normal) pool. These low lake levels cause hazards to boaters and other recreational activities when on or near the water. (Photo by James Chambers)

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The Hike and Bike Trail at Waco Lake receives numerous visitors throughout the year. These people are enjoying the great outdoors on a beautiful spring day on March 20, 2012.

The Hike and Bike Trail at Waco Lake receives numerous visitors throughout the year. These people are enjoying the great outdoors on a beautiful spring day on March 20, 2012. (Photo by Elizabeth Anderson)

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A scenic view of the area around Hords Creek Lake on June 2, 2012.

A scenic view of the area around Hords Creek Lake on June 2, 2012. (Photo by Elizabeth Anderson)

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Volunteer Mark Smith and Summer Ranger Tamara Bennett work on building a trail bridge at Sam Rayburn Lake on June 26, 2012.

Volunteer Mark Smith and Summer Ranger Tamara Bennett work on building a trail bridge at Sam Rayburn Lake on June 26, 2012. (Photo by Sam Gramlich)

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Unidentified children enjoy a boat on land during a water safety event at Town Bluff/BA Steinhagen Lake on May 12, 2012.

Unidentified children enjoy a boat on land during a water safety event at Town Bluff/BA Steinhagen Lake on May 12, 2012. (Photo by John Hamilton)

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A bobcat is photographed at Lewisville Lake on June 30, 2012.

A bobcat is photographed at Lewisville Lake on June 30, 2012. (Photo by Justin Berndt)

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Posted 12/7/2012

Release no. NR13-009


Contact
Clay Church
817-886-1314

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District announced Tuesday at the Commander’s Operations Field Conference held at Georgetown Lake the winners of the 2012 Operations Photography Contest. Judging took place in October with photographs judged in the following categories:  facilities – development/construction/maintenance, Natural Resources Management, problem areas – erosion, vandalism, crowding, dangerous conditions, low-water or flood conditions, etc. and recreation. The contest was open to Corps Operations Division personnel and the pictures had to be taken at Fort Worth District lakes or facilities or while on temporary duty in a Fort Worth District activity or mission and be taken during the 2012 fiscal year.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our Operations Division people to provide photographs that will be used to promote our lakes and missions, both within and outside the Corps,” stated Operations Division Chief Charlie Burger when he welcomed those who volunteered to be judges. Over 150 pictures were submitted with the winners in each category being Lynn LaRue for facilities and special events, Rob Jordan for Natural Resources Management, James Chamber for problem areas, Elizabeth Anderson for recreation and scenic, Sam Gramlich for volunteers, John Hamilton for water safety and Justin Berndt for wildlife. Grand Prize winner for the second year is Elizabeth Anderson. Photographs are available at www.swf.usace.army.mil  or may be obtained by calling Clay Church at 817-886-1314. 

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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

2012 Operations Photography Contest Winners crowding dangerous conditions erosion Facilities – development/construction/maintenance flood conditions low-water natural resources management vandalism