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Posted 1/22/2013

Release no. 13-012


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Jim Frisinger
817-901-9644

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host public meeting on Dallas Floodway Project

           

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, in cooperation with its local sponsor, the City of Dallas, will host a public meeting Jan. 29 to inform the public of developments in the ongoing feasibility study for the Dallas Floodway Project.

In light of multiple ongoing activities within the floodway, a comprehensive assessment of all actions planned for the system was deemed appropriate and was included in the scope of the current feasibility study. This comprehensive analysis will account for such planned activities as an Interior Drainage Plan with new pump stations, the Balanced Vision Plan, the I-30/I-35 “Horseshoe” interchange, the proposed Trinity Parkway and other local features. 

While this comprehensive analysis phase continues, a tentatively selected plan for the flood risk management component was reached. Those recommended modifications to the levee system, to reduce flood risk for the citizens of Dallas, will be discussed at the meeting.

The public meeting is planned for 6-7:30 p.m., Jan. 29, 2013, Dallas City Hall, L1FN Auditorium, 1500 Marilla, Dallas, Texas 75201. (Enter the Dallas City Hall Garage entrance at Field and Young Street, parking is free. Enter the building at the green doors.) 

The meeting’s agenda will include a formal presentation, a general question-and-answer session, and will be followed by a one-on-one questioning among individuals as necessary

Since the levee system was last modified in the late 1950s by the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, major urban development and land-use changes have occurred in the area. The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2007, Public Law 110-114, Section 5141 authorized the study and implementation of a broad range of project modifications to the existing Dallas Floodway Project.

 

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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 website 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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