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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!
Video highlight of the Fort Worth District missions.
"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.
Hosted by Talent Acquisition Specialist Andrew White, "Building Careers" is USACE Fort Worth's recruiting podcast aimed at educating listeners on the career opportunities with USACE Fort Worth as well as some of the details of the federal hiring process. Find out more about Government Service and USACE career opportunities at https://www.USAJOBS.gov or https://careers.usace.army.mil/ Feel free to contact your host, Andrew White, andrew.e.white@usace.army.mil For links to all of our web presences, to include our website, podcast and social media sites, go to https://about.me/usacefortworth Building Careers is on the following platforms:
According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife there are 15 dangerous species or subspecies of snakes in Texas. Here are some of the more common venomous snakes and how to stay safe in your home and in nature.
In this #watersafety video, Park Ranger Stephanie Jones from Proctor Lake teaches you about the five stages of drowning.
Learn how to inspect and properly fit a life jacket with Proctor Lake's Ranger Stephanie Jones and her two, too cute, guests.
USACE Fort Worth's Proctor Lake Ranger Stephanie Jones describes the FOUR requirements for boating safety.
USACE Fort Worth's Proctor Lake Ranger Stephanie Jones teaches the FIVE things you need to know for helping a drown victim.
Watch U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Industrial Hygienist David Flurry show you a method for homemade face covers to help #SlowTheSpread of COVID-19.
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.
The Fort Worth District bids farewell to its longest tenured employee, Mr. Jimmy Baggett. Jimmy was a mainstay in the district for almost 64 years, beginning his career with the Corps of Engineers in June 1956 as an Architectural Engineer. He was an outstanding mentor to our young engineers and was known throughout the district for his sharp wit, enthusiasm, energy and positive attitude. We express our condolences to Jimmy's family as they cope with his loss.
Mention shiner in Texas and you may receive a different response depending on exactly who you are talking. Many will equate to a small town north of Victoria in South Texas or to a fairly famous beer with the same name but ask someone who fishes and they’ll tell you all about shiners being used for bait to catch that larger game fish. There is even a couple of shiners (the ones with scales) that are endangered.
An account of a meeting with Retired Maj. Joe Bennett, WWII fighter pilot, and employee at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District at Whitney Lake, retiring after 20 years in 1980.
Lyndy Black, Park Ranger at Benbrook Lake, visited H.V. Helbing Elementary School in Fort Worth to talk to the 5th graders about Water Safety and a calendar contest for kids for the #TurnAroundDontDrown campaign in partnership with U.S. National Weather Service (NWS).
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District Commander Col. Kenneth Reed, Deputy Commander Maj. Roderick Forman and Natural Resource Specialists, AKA "Park Rangers," from all of our 25 lakes gathered at Joe Pool Lake for 2020 Annual Ranger Training.
Hords Creek Rangers, Civil Engineering Technician and Lake Manager completed repairs to the Friendship Park fishing pier. The pier had broken free of its moorings by severe winds. The fishing pier is used by more than 8,000 visitors annually.
Check out this detailed update of the Lewisville Dam Safety Modification Project from the project manager, Stacy Gray.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District recently turned over the keys to the NEW William Beaumont Army Medical Center along with a media availability and tour of the new facility. This is a 1.1 million square-foot world-class health-care facility with 10 operating rooms, 269 exam rooms, 30 primary and specialty clinics, 16 intensive care rooms, 135 patient beds and 8 labor and delivery rooms. There are many things that went into the construction of this replacement hospital to include 13,050 cubic yards of site concrete, over 252 miles of pipe, 32 elevators, 2,800 fiber optic lights, 3 million pounds of duct work, and four generators that can serve the facility for up to five days.
2019 Operations Photo Contest. April Roberts won the Black and White category.

Latest News

Fort Worth District employee honored as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager of the Year
6/26/2020
FORT WORTH, Texas – Stacy Gray, Dam Safety Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District has been selected as the USACE 2020 Project Manager of the Year. Gray, who began...
The Corps’ Fort Worth District seeks public involvement to ensure safe and responsible recreation
6/23/2020
Officials with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are seeking assistance from the recreating public to ensure continued safe operation of the 25 lake projects the district...
Officials at Canyon Lake announce temporary closings of recreation areas
6/23/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake will temporarily close recreation areas on weekends at Canyon Lake due to safety and environmental impact concerns. The Guadalupe Trail parking lot will...
USACE announces temporary road access closure at Somerville Lake
6/17/2020
Officials with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today that it will close access to the outlet works parking lot and the north embankment roadway on June 22, to conduct...
USACE announces the closing of recently opened parks at Whitney Lake
6/11/2020
The Fort Worth District closed Soldiers Bluff and Walling Bend Parks at Whitney Lake on June 9 due to recent safety concerns.In recent weeks, large crowds have been gathering in and around Soldiers...
Dam Safety Construction impacts recreation, parking and roads at Lewisville Lake
6/9/2020
Officials with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today dam safety construction at the Lewisville Lake Dam is progressing with construction of the parallel corridor...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District announces more recreation openings
6/3/2020
Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, announce today more recreation areas opening that were closed due to COVID-19.Day Use parks began reopening on May 7, and...
Dam Safety Construction at Lewisville Lake impacts recreation and fishing at the outlet works
5/20/2020
Officials with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announce today dam safety construction at the Lewisville Lake Dam will impact the area around the outlet works beginning June 1.Dam...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District announces phased re-opening of campgrounds
5/8/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District will begin a phased re-opening, for arrival beginning May 20, of USACE campgrounds that were closed due to COVID-19...
USACE to host virtual public information presentation for Ray Roberts Lake Master Plan Revision
5/8/2020
Officials with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announce today the initiation of the process to revise the Ray Roberts Lake Master Plan...

Public Notices

MVN-2018-1417-WII; Enable Gulf Run Pipeline Project
7/2/2020 UPDATED
View full public notice - Drawing 1 - Drawing 2 - Drawing 3Application for a Department of the Army Permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and for water quality certification under...
SWF-2019-00363 The Station
6/30/2020 UPDATED
View full public noticeApplication for a Department of the Army Permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and for water quality certification under Section 401 of the CWA to discharge...
SWF-2016-00260 - Wendell's Gulch Mitigation Bank
5/14/2020 UPDATED
View full public noticeOn February 28, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a public notice for the proposed Wendell’s Gulch Mitigation Bank (WGMB or Bank). Due to a lapse in...
SWF-2018-00180 Butler Creek Mitigation Bank
5/6/2020 UPDATED
View full public noticeOn December 21, 2018, the USACE issued a public notice for the Butler Creek Mitigation Bank (BCMB). Due to a lapse in activity and sponsor change, a second public notice is...
SWF-2019-00104 - David Sands Mitigation Bank
4/28/2020 UPDATED
View full public noticeThis Public Notice is being issued to provide interested parties an opportunity to comment on a proposal to establish the David Sands Mitigation Bank, a proposed stream...
Dallas to Houston High Speed Rail Project
4/17/2020 UPDATED
View full public noticeDallas to Houston High Speed Rail Project in Dallas, Ellis, Navarro, Freestone, Limestone, Leon, Madison and Grimes counties in Texas.
408-SWF-2019-0014, Project Midway, drainage outfall
4/9/2020 UPDATED
View full public noticeRequest for a Section 408 permission to alter the Big Fossil Creek Floodway, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) federally authorized Civil Works project. 
408-SWF-2019-0012, San Pedro Creek Phase 3
4/9/2020 UPDATED
View full public noticeRequest for a Section 408 permission to alter the San Antonio Channel Improvement Project (SACIP).  
408-SWF-2019-0008, Birdville ISD Pedestrian Bridge
3/31/2020 UPDATED
View full public noticeRequest for a Section 408 permission to alter the Big Fossil Creek Floodway.
Dallas to Houston High Speed Rail Project
3/30/2020 UPDATED
View full public noticeDallas to Houston High Speed Rail Project in Dallas, Ellis, Navarro, Freestone, Limestone, Leon, Madison and Grimes counties in Texas.

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COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Assessments
COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Assessment
COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Assessment
Grapevine House Move
Grapevine House Move
Grapevine House Move
H.V. Helbing Elementary School Water Safety Presentation
H.V. Helbing Elementary School Water Safety Presentation
H.V. Helbing Elementary School Water Safety Presentation
Hords Creek Friendship Park Fishing Pier Repair
Hords Creek Friendship Park Fishing Pier Repair
Hords Creek Friendship Park Fishing Pier Repair
Deputy Commanding General Visits Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital
Deputy Commanding General Visits Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital
Deputy Commanding General Visits Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital
Deputy Commanding General Visits Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital
Deputy Commanding General Visits Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital
Deputy Commanding General Visits Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital
Deputy Commanding General Visits Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital
Deputy Commanding General Visits Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital
Deputy Commanding General Visits Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital
2019 Operations Photo Contest Problem Areas category
2019 Operations Photo Contest Water Safety category
2019 Operations Photo Contest Volunteers in Action category
2019 Operations Photo Contest Emergency Operations category
2019 Operations Photo Contest Facilities category
2019 Operations Photo Contest Natural Resource Management category
2019 Operations Photo Contest Employees In Action category.
2019 Operations photo contest black and white category
ASA at Lewisville Lake
ASA Civil Works at Lewisville Lake
ASA Civil Works at Lewisville Lake
ASA Civil Works at Lewisville Lake
ASA Civil Works at Lewisville Lake
ASA Civil Works at Lewisville Lake
ASA Civil Works at Lewisville Lake
ASA Civil Works at Lewisville Lake
ASA Civil Works at Lewisville Lake
Park Ranger group photo at Joe Pool Lake

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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