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U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D., Representative serving Texas' 26th Congressional District and staff visited Lewisville Lake for a tour of the Lewisville Dam and an update on the Lewisville Dam Safety Modification.
Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, receives an operations brief from Cody Bird, a surveyor with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District's Central Texas Area Office, on the latest ground penetrating radar equipment in operation supporting barracks construction at Fort Hood. Spellmon spent the day with Fort Worth District personnel to receive an update on several construction projects at Fort Hood.
Waco Lake hosted 40 children, their families and caretakers and 38 Boat captains for the Haley’s Heroes C.A.S.T. for Kids event at Airport Beach Park.
Fort Worth District is proud to present the third issue of our District Newsletter, "Essayons Examiner."
Summer is here and we want you to be safe! Watch this video for tips that follow our safety program, P.A.U.S.E... People Actively Using Safety Everyday
On March 2, 2022, a prescribed burn was initiated at Lewisville Lake to create, restore, and revitalize prairies below the Lewisville Dam. This fire was assumed to be controlled prior to noon, but due to weather condition changes, it escaped its intended area. This fire turned out to be exactly what the prairie land below the Lewisville Dam needed.
Fort Worth District Commander Col. Jon Stover, along with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, City of Dallas officials, and others, broke ground on the Dallas Floodway Levee Raise June 7, 2022.
Early morning fog rolls in over the Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility and Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area at Lewisville Lake. U.S. Army photo by Gabriel Torres.
Park Rangers, lake managers and operations staff from the Fort Worth District came together in person and virtually recently at the Canyon Lake, Texas to recognize the year’s outstanding Park Rangers as well as teach rookies and refresh veterans on proper responses and procedures for a variety of situations they are faced with in their day to day.
High school students From Frost, Corsicana and Blooming Grove High Schools joined lake staff and other volunteers at Navarro Mills Lake to clean up areas around the lake with heavy trash build up. The group collected more than 20 tires, 15 bags of trash and many other various large items during the three-hour event. U.S. Army photo by Trevor Welsh.
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The National Inventory of Dams (NID) is the central repository for information about dams in the U.S. and its territories that meet specific criteria. The congressionally authorized database shows the location of these dams and serves as a resource to support awareness and preparedness for a dam-related emergency. USACE is responsible for maintaining the NID and closely collaborates with federal and state dam regulating agencies to obtain accurate and complete information about dams in the database. This short video provides an overview of the site including key features and information available. For more information, visit HTTPS://NID.SEC.USACE.ARMY.MIL.
Learn about the Sam Rayburn Lake Hydropower Plant from the Plant Superintendent Tom Webb. Learn more about Sam Rayburn Reservoir here: https://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/samray/
With summer in full swing, water activities are a great way to beat the heat. Remember to know before you go, learn how to assist a drowning victim, never boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and as always, WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKET!
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!
"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

Fort Worth District announces temporary closure of Canyon Dam Service Road
8/12/2022
Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake announced today, it will close the dam service road for herbicide application beginning Aug. 23...
Fort Worth District announces award of paving contract for Piney Woods area lakes
8/9/2022
On Aug. 4, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District awarded a contract to SNA Contracting from Shreveport, LA. to pave recreation areas at Sam Rayburn and Town Bluff Lakes...
Road improvements lead to temporary closure of Belton Lake parks
7/22/2022
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Belton Lake announced today park closures in August due to road construction...
Army Corps & Jasper County complete recreation and safety improvements at Sam Rayburn Reservoir
7/22/2022
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with Jasper County officials announce the completion of new dock enhancements for visitors with disabilities and mobility issues at Sam Rayburn Reservoir...
Swim Beach Closures at Belton and Stillhouse Hollow Lakes
6/17/2022
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Belton and Stillhouse Hollow Lakes have made the decision to close all the designated swim beaches at both lakes due to low water levels...
Lake O’ the Pines Campgrounds ongoing road improvements
6/15/2022
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Lake O’ the Pines will temporarily close certain park areas and features while renovations and improvements are made to parks...
USACE to host in-person public workshop review of the Grapevine Lake Master Plan revision
6/2/2022
The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting at 6 p.m., June 9, at The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine, TX 76051 to provide information and receive...
Lake office at Canyon Lake receives renovations causing temporary closings
6/1/2022
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Canyon Lake will temporarily close the lake office while renovations and improvements are made to the facility...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers emphasizes water safety this Memorial Day
5/27/2022
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, continues its ongoing program to decrease accidents and fatalities at its area lakes by encouraging visitors to have fun, stay safe, and return home...
USACE and Jasper County provide recreation and safety improvements at Sam Rayburn Reservoir
5/27/2022
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Sam Rayburn Reservoir announce today a partnership with Jasper County, Texas to provide courtesy dock and other enhancements at Sam Rayburn Reservoir...

Public Notices

Pier 121 Marina Proposed Development Lewisville Lake, Denton County, Texas
8/5/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District (USACE), hereby informs the public that review of the Pier 121 Marina Proposed Development (hereafter Proposed Project) at Lewisville Lake, Texas...
Section 408 Program Stakeholder Engagement
8/1/2022
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SWF-2021-00376, Lake McQueeney Spillgate Replacement and Dam Armoring and SWF-2021-00377, Lake Placid Spillgate and Dam Armoring
7/22/2022
View full public noticeThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District (USACE) Regulatory Division is issuing this Public Notice to announce proposed adverse effects to historic properties for...
408-SWF-2022-0014, San Pedro Creek Phase 4
7/8/2022
View full public noticeRequest for a Section 408 permission to alter the San Antonio Channel Improvement Project.  
SWF-2021-00360 (Grindstone Quarry)
7/6/2022
The applicant proposes to utilize an undeveloped, 300-acre site as a quarry for aggregate production. The operation would require plant equipment, stockpiling of materials, and support facilities...
Draft Programmatic Agreement Regarding the Central City Portion of the Trinity River Vision Master Plan
6/29/2022
The USACE is soliciting comments from all parties having an interest in the undertaking’s potential effect(s) on historic properties. Comments identifying historic cultural resource concerns within...
Implementation of Two Temporary Low Water Crossings for the Central City Portion of the Trinity River Vision Master Plan
5/31/2022
Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification Request Regarding Two Temporary Low Water Crossings for the Central City Portion of the Trinity River Vision Master Plan...
SWF-2021-00174, Naaman School Road Improvements
5/16/2022
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-2020-00263 - Proposed Trinity Oaks Mitigation Bank
5/11/2022
View full public noticeThis Public Notice is being issued to provide interested parties an opportunity to comment on a proposal by Trinity Oaks Mitigation Holdings, LLC, to establish the Trinity Oaks...
408-SWF-2019-0006, Coombs Creek Trail
4/13/2022
View full public notice.Request for a Section 408 permission to alter the Dallas Floodway.  

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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