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The Fort Worth District along with all the rest of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continue our efforts to ensure the life safety, health, and well-being of visitors to our District Facilities, our personnel, and the communities we serve during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.
Fort Worth District performed maintenance on the Bardwell Lake emergency spillway. Due to the nature of maintenance, aquatic wildlife would be stranded and in danger. USACE and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department took measures to locate, identify and safely move freshwater mussels and fish to another part of the lake. Video by Trevor Welsh.
Stephanie Jones, Park Ranger at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District’s Proctor Lake was recognized as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division Water Safety Employee of the Year under the 2020 National Water Safety Program.
Army Engineers have a unique mission and perspective on how engineers make a difference in our world. As we celebrate National Engineer Week, we will highlight the versatility and value our engineers bring to the nation and this year’s theme - “Imagining Tomorrow.” We kick off EWeek2021 with a message from USACE Fort Worth Commander Col. Ken Reed.
Jelina Ennis, Civil Engineer and Senior Designer in the Civil Section of the Engineering Branch, joined the civil engineering community because she wanted to apply her math degree to real world problems. Now she is grateful to be giving back to her country through service at USACE Fort Worth.
Andy Bury, Resident Engineer at the USACE Fort Worth Central Texas Area Office in Fort Hood, Texas, uses his skills to provide solutions to infrastructure issues, improving quality of life and ensuring those solutions are sustainable in the future. Andy was inspired to be an engineer by his grandfather and finds fulfillment in his work through the problem-solving process and working side-by-side with other engineers.
Brian Brasher, Geotechnical Engineer, was inspired to become an engineer while working in his father’s electronics workshop building computers. His fascination with science and technology made joining USACE Fort Worth his obvious choice.
Rachel Guthmueller, Civil Engineer and Deputy Chief of Professional Services Branch, was inspired to join USACE Fort Worth by a fellow classmate in grad school. She says being an #engineer with the Fort Worth District means working on projects that are important to our nation.
Sandra Allen is a Civil Engineer and Design Manager in the Professional Services Branch. She says being part of USACE Fort Worth means the opportunity to grow and develop to your full potential if you put the work in. She also says Fort Worth District team members are some of the smartest, most professional, and dedicated people around.
As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to fulfill a broad range of missions throughout the world every day, it is vital that you do your part to protect yourself and your teammates.
Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people, do not gather in groups, stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
DALLAS (Dec. 4, 2020) - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District demolish a historic Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway trestle bridge as part of the Dallas Floodway Extension project. The modification of the abandoned AT&SF Railroad Bridge was identified as a potential measure due to its impact to the Standard Project Flood water surface profile, its location at the downstream end of the Dallas Floodway Project, and the fact that the bridge is no longer needed for rail traffic. Photo by Andre Mayeaux
A view of the Whitney Lake Hydroelectric Dam gates from the Brazos River side (north side)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers video provides a summary of the organization's missions. Produced in January 2021 by Headquarters USACE and Sacramento District.
Learn more about why we are removing the decommissioned The Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway railroad bridge as part of the Dallas Floodway Supplemental. Learn more about the Dallas Floodway here: https://www.swf.usace.army.mil/Missions/Water-Sustainment/Dallas-Floodway/
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District’s Waco Lake Staff hosted children and their families and caretakers for the Haley’s Heroes C.A.S.T. for Kids event Saturday Nov. 14, 2020 at Airport Beach Park.
FLOWER MOUND, Texas (Nov. 7, 2020) Cub Scouts, parents and pack leaders from Pack 134, Webelo Den 5 out of Haslet, Texas, part of the Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council, pose for a photo with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Commander Col. Ken Reed and Park Rangers at Grapevine Lake’s Murrell Park. The scouts visited Grapevine Lake as part of a group conservation project, which included a garden clean up, education on pollinator gardens and the planting of seeds from native Texas plants, as well as water safety activities all with Fort Worth District staff members. U.S. Army photo by Trevor Welsh.
Enjoy our recap of fiscal year 2020 actions and placement... Welcome to 2021, "The Year of Deliberate Action."
As part of an ongoing effort, Lewisville Lake Park Rangers are leading the Lewisville Lake Fisheries Restoration Project with the assistance of the U.S Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) - Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility (LAERF), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries Division, Boy Scouts of America, Department of Energy Oak Ridge for Science and Education, and the Marcus High School Bass Club.
From every one at #USACE Fort Worth, we would like to remind our patrons to practice RESPONSIBLE RECREATION at the 25 lakes we offer. Leave no trace, stay safe, and see you at the lake!
Did you know Fort Worth District has a #podcast focused on educating listeners the career opportunities with USACE as well as details of the federal hiring process? Our District Commander Col. Ken Reed wants to tell you all about it!
"Life is Better at the Lake" is #USACEFortWorth’s first Podcast! Lake Life is a discussion between your friendly neighborhood Social Media Manager, Trevor Welsh, and staff members at one of our 25 lakes. We set out to make a show to highlight your USACE lake staff and the amazing work they do and well as shed some light on the finer details of what it takes to run a #USACE lake, what opportunities exist for recreation patrons, and what it takes to maintain those opportunities. We hope you’ll check it out on ALL your favorite podcast platforms to include Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud and Apple Podcasts.

Latest News

Additional Operational Changes for Somerville Lake’s Yegua Creek and Rocky Creek Parks
3/5/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announce today additional park operational changes beginning October 1 at both Rocky Creek Park and Yegua Creek Park at Somerville Lake...
Fort Worth District Continues Federal Mask & Social Distancing Policy at All Corps Facilities
3/3/2021
The Fort Worth District along with all the rest of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continue our efforts to ensure the life safety, health, and well-being of visitors to our district facilities, our...
USACE temporarily closes Canyon Lake’s dam service road to complete upcoming maintenance
3/2/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District’s Canyon Lake will close the dam service road for herbicide application on March 9 from 7 a.m. to sunset...
Corps to host online public review of the Benbrook Lake Master Plan revision
3/1/2021
The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be hosting an online involvement video presentation to provide information and receive public input toward the draft revision of the...
Proctor Lake Ranger receives Water Safety Award
2/26/2021
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, park ranger was recently selected as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division Water Safety employee of the year under the 2020...
USACE implementing changes to park operations at Belton and Stillhouse Hollow Lakes
2/25/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announce today the following operational changes will be implemented at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks on Belton Lake and Stillhouse Hollow Lake, effective...
Army Corps of Engineers requires face masks at all recreation projects
2/19/2021
As we work to slow the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds all visitors, volunteers and employees that a face mask is required in all USACE buildings and facilities. Masks...
Operational Changes for Day Use Activities at Somerville Lake’s Yegua Creek and Rocky Creek Parks
2/18/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announce park operational changes beginning March 1 at both Rocky Creek Park and Yegua Creek Park at Somerville Lake...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials to host a virtual public involvement presentation for the release of the draft Stillhouse Hollow Lake Master Plan Revision
2/12/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District officials will host a virtual public involvement video presentation to provide information and receive public input regarding the draft master plan...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials to host virtual public involvement presentation for the Somerville Lake Master Plan revision
2/12/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District officials announce the initiation of the process to revise the Somerville Lake Master Plan...

Public Notices

SWF_PN_2021 NWPs Final Rule
3/4/2021
View full public notice Public Notice announcing regional conditions and section 401 water quality certification regarding the reissuance of 12 nationwide permits and the issuance of 4 new nationwide...
SWF-2015-00281, San Pedro Creek
1/21/2021
View full public noticePublic notice under Section 106 of The National Historic Preservation Act, for an alteration of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers federally authorized Civil Works project under 33...
408-SWF-2019-0013, MCI Fiber Optic Cable
12/17/2020
View full public notice.Supplemental Public Notice. Request for a Section 408 permission to alter the Fort Worth Floodway. 
SWF-2015-00168, GVHS Erosion Protection / Lake Dunlap
11/25/2020
View full public noticeThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District (USACE) Regulatory Division is issuing this Public Notice to announce a proposed adverse effect to historic properties for...
408-SWF-2020-0001, Riverfront Boulevard and Cadiz Street Bridges, Dallas Floodway
11/16/2020
View full public notice.Request for a Section 408 permission to alter the Dallas Floodway. 
Proposed 2020 Nationwide Permit Reissuance
10/1/2020
View full public noticeProposed 2020 Nationwide Permit Reissuance  
408-SWF-2020-0005, Greystar Multi-Family Development Utilities
9/25/2020
View full public noticeRequest for a Section 408 permission to alter the Fort Worth Floodway.   
SWF-2018-00193, Parker County East Loop
9/18/2020
View full public noticeThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District (USACE) Regulatory Division is issuing this Public Notice to announce a proposed adverse effect to historic properties for...
SWF-2020- 00167, Bluff Dale Suspension Bridge
8/24/2020
View full public noticeThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District (USACE) Regulatory Division is issuing this Public Notice to announce a proposed adverse effect to historic properties for...

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Zebra Mussels

TPWD Executive Order 12-003:
Zebra Mussels in the Elm Fork tributary of the Trinity River.

The Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department finds that zebraZebra Mussels mussels ("Dreissena polymorpha") present an immediate danger to aquatic species regulated by the department and hereby ORDERS the adoption of emergency rules to contain zebra mussels in all impounded and tributary waters of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River upstream from the Lewisville dam. The Executive Director authorizes the immediate submission of Notice of Emergency Rulemaking in the "Texas Register".

PDF FileExecutive Order No. 12-003
PDF FileNotice of Emergency Rulemaking
PDF FileZebra Mussels - Fact Sheet
External WebsiteZebra Mussels - TexasInvasives.org
External WebsiteReport Zebra Mussels - TexasInvasives.org
PDF FileZebra Mussels - Tri-Fold Brochure
PDF FileZebra Mussels - Wallet Card
PDF FileZebra Mussel Resource Document - Trinity River Basin, Texas