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The Pineywoods Service Association, with cooperation from Texas Parks and Wildlife and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District’s Town Bluff Project staff, hosted their Annual Veteran Alligator Hunt at Walnut Ridge Unit, Martin Dies Jr. State Park on B. A. Steinhagen Lake Sept. 9-12.
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/
Texas Parks and Wildlife awarded the Fort Worth District with the “2019 Hunter Education Partner of the Year” at the Hunter Education Awards hosted at the Waco Wetlands August 19, 2021. The award reflects the great partnerships with TPWD and the City of Irving Police Athletic League and their substantial efforts in supporting youth and women’s hunting events at Waco and Whitney Lakes in 2019.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District’s Lake O’ the Pines staff and Friends of Lake O’ the Pines board members pose for a photo following the Cooperating Association Agreement signing ceremony at the lake office August 5, 2021.
Shari Brandt, Resident Engineer at USACE Fort Worth North Texas Area Office, provides a tour and update on the Lewisville Dam Safety Modification Project to the district’s new Commander, Col. Jon Stover. The $150 million Lewisville Dam Safety Modification project began in June 2020. The dam continues to safely perform authorized purposes of flood risk management, water supply, recreation, and environmental stewardship.
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.
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!
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.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III addresses extremism in the military in a message released February 19, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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USACE temporarily closes Canyon Lake’s Overlook Park for maintenance
10/8/2021
Canyon Lake, Texas - Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Canyon Lake announced today that Overlook Park will be closed on Wednesday, October 13, for maintenance.Contractors...
Army Corps of Engineers waives fees and invites volunteers to participate in National Public Lands Day, Sept. 25
9/23/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers performing sluice gate inspections at Whitney Lake Dam
9/21/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District has initiated a project to inspect the 16 sluice gates at Whitney Dam...
Labor Day Water Safety
9/2/2021
Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year at the region’s lakes and rivers...
Joe Pool Lake Access to Dam Road Still Closed
8/27/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District officials at Joe Pool Lake have temporarily closed the dam access road for embankment repair work; a reminder to all citizens, access is prohibited...
Chalk Ridge Falls Park to temporarily close due to possible presence of cyanobacteria
8/23/2021
Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stillhouse Hollow Lake will temporarily close Chalk Ridge Falls Park following a dog that developed respiratory problems on August 21...
Canyon Lake to Temporarily Close Dam Service Road
8/2/2021
Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake will temporarily close the dam service road for embankment vegetation control beginning on August 11...
USACE Announces Updated Mask Guidance for all DoD Installations and Other Facilities
7/30/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District continues to take measures to assist public health efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect USACE employees and visitors...
USACE Staff at Sam Rayburn Reservoir Working to Open Recreation Areas
7/28/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District staff is working seven days a week to address the damages and make repairs. Facilities around the lake become submerged at various elevations,...
USACE announces a draft SEA for Wynnewood Park/Tribute Marina at Lewisville Lake
7/28/2021
Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announce availability of a draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment, draft Finding of No Significant Impact and 30-day comment period for...

Public Notices

408-SWF-2020-0023, Modera Trinity Mixed-Use Development
9/29/2021
View full public noticeRequest for a Section 408 permission to alter the Dallas Floodway.
408-SWF-2021-0013, Banyan Multi-Family Development
9/20/2021
View full public notice.Request for a Section 408 permission to alter the Dallas Floodway. 
Proposed construction of an intermodal freight terminal
9/9/2021
View full public noticeProject proposes construction of an intermodal freight terminal on a 165 acre tract in Longview, Gregg County, Texas.
SWF-2021-00374
8/18/2021
View full public notice.Project proposes construction of a warehouse distribution center totaling approximately 2.36 million square feet (SF) in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.
Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment Wynnewood Park / Tribute Marina, Lewisville Lake
7/28/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District, hereby informs the public of the release of the draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Wynnewood Park/Tribute Marina...
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.

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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