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The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Information Technology Laboratory’s Robotic Assessment of Dams (DamBot) team traveled to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District’s Stillhouse Hollow Lake in Temple, Texas recently to test the capabilities of DamBot.
Col. Jonathan S. Stover took command of the Fort Worth District June 9, 2021.
Summer is coming and everyone is excited to be able to get out to the lake! With that in mind, many visitors love to bring their personal watercraft, such as jet skis, out to the lake. While it’s fun and makes for a great day, there are safety rules that also need to be followed before hopping on a jet ski!
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District’s Lewisville and Grapevine Lake staffs partnered with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries Division May 5, 2021, to deploy fisheries habitat structures at Lewisville Lake to provide improved fishing at five locations on the lake.
In partnership with Recreation.gov, some U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation sites have recently started a new payment method for use of the day-use facilities such as picnic sites, beaches and boat ramps. Here is a short how-to video on how to use this new payment method.
Join Fort Worth District Commander Col. Kenneth Reed, NBC 5 Today Co-Host Laura Harris and the rest of the district in appreciation for our amazing, dedicated, and selfless Administrative Professionals. THANK YOU!
Warmer weather is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in and around the water.
This month we celebrated World Engineer Day and Women’s History; GSA hosted government vehicle workshops and we stood down to raise awareness about extremism. As we are quickly approaching the recreation season, we urge our guests to practice responsible recreation and follow CDC and federal regulations when it comes to mask wearing and social distancing. Also, meet Lashun Medlock, Chief of the Resource Management Division.
For Women's History Month we would like to highlight our very own Mandy Waters. She is an Administrative Officer for the Fort Worth District’s Real Estate Division, also a Tech Sergeant in the Texas Air National Guard.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III addresses extremism in the military in a message released February 19, 2021.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' greatest priority is to protect the safety of our personnel and the communities we serve. As we continue to face the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to ensure all our visitors follow the current masks regulations for your safety and ours. We realize you have a choice in where you recreate and appreciate your cooperation as we navigate our new normal.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers appreciates your ongoing cooperation as we work to protect your safety and ours. Current federal policy requires masks to be worn on all federal property including Corps of Engineers recreation areas. There are a few exceptions when wearing a mask is not required.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announce release of a draft programmatic agreement regarding the Dallas Floodway Extension Project
6/14/2021 UPDATED
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District officials announce release of a draft programmatic agreement among the USACE, City of Dallas and the Texas State Historic Preservation Officer...
Construction forces temporary closure of main road inside LLELA
6/7/2021
Construction inside Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) is leading to the temporary closure of the main road, just east of the Visitor’s Center, from Monday, June 7 to Friday, July 2...
Colonel Jonathan S. Stover assumes command of Fort Worth District
6/7/2021
Col. Jonathan S. Stover will assume command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, during a 1 p.m. Change of Command ceremony June 9 at the Fort Worth Convention Center...
2022 President’s Fiscal Year Budget submitted to Congress
6/7/2021 UPDATED
The Biden-Harris Administration submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2022, May 28, 2021. Included in the proposed budget is the Army Civil Works FY 2022 Budget. For the U.S...
Sam Rayburn Reservoir releasing floodwater through flood gates and power generation 24 hour a day
6/2/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Officials, in keeping with their flood risk reduction charter, continue to monitor and manage recent flooding at Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Texas...
Flood operations result in 24 hour a day power generation at Sam Rayburn Reservoir
5/28/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Officials, in keeping with their flood risk reduction charter, continues to monitor and manage recent flooding at Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Texas...
Flood operations impact recreation opportunities at Sam Rayburn past July 4
5/25/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Officials, in keeping with its flood risk reduction charter, announce today additional closings to recreation facilities impacted by recent flood...
Sam Rayburn Reservoir to begin surcharge operations
5/23/2021 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Officials, in keeping with its flood risk reduction charter, announce today that beginning on May 24 surcharge operations at Sam Rayburn Reservoir...
USACE and City of Texarkana announce Wright Patman Lake Ultimate Rule Curve review process
5/23/2021 UPDATED
Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and City of Texarkana, Texas Officials announced today the initiation of the Wright Patman Lake Ultimate Rule Curve (URC) National...
Flood operations impacts USACE recreation opportunities
5/19/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, in keeping with its flood risk reduction charter, continues to monitor and manage recreation facilities impacted by recent flooding in Texas...

Public Notices

Programmatic Agreement Regarding the Dallas Floodway Extension Project
6/11/2021
Public Notice Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for a Programmatic Agreement Among the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District; the City Of Dallas; and the Texas...
408-SWF-2020-0006, Churchill Road Water and Sanitary Sewer Lines
5/27/2021
View full public noticeRequest for a Section 408 permission to alter the Fort Worth Floodway. 
SECOND PUBLIC 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 USC 408 (SECTION 408)
5/14/2021
View full public noticeSECOND PUBLIC 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...
SWF-2020-00392 – UPRR Big Sandy Siding Extension
4/27/2021
View full public noticeThe applicant proposes to extend Big Sandy Siding that is within the Mineola Subdivision. The proposed project would include widening the existing railroad embankment, the...
SWF-2020-00214
4/13/2021
View full public noticeThe applicant proposes to construct a multi-building industrial development consisting of modern warehouse space, parking, and access drives.
CESWF-21-MIT-1, Fort Worth District Stream Mitigation Method Addendum – Use of Ephemeral Mitigation Bank Credits
4/12/2021
View full public noticeThe purpose of this public notice is to inform the public of an Addendum to the Fort Worth District Stream Mitigation Method regarding the use of ephemeral mitigation bank...
SWF-2020-00359 McKinney National Airport Runway Extension
4/6/2021
View full public noticeApplication for a Department of the Army Permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) to discharge dredged or fill material into waters of the United States associated...
SWF-2021-00166 Programmatic General Permit 2 for Activities Authorized by Lower Colorado River Authority Lakewide Permits
3/19/2021
View full public noticeThe Fort Worth District, Corps of Engineers is proposing to reissue Programmatic General Permit 2 for Activities Authorized by Lower Colorado River Authority Lakewide Permits...
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...

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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