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ARLINGTON, Texas (Aug. 31, 2022) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District Commander Col. Jon Stover and Southwestern Division Commander Col. Ken Reed briefed the Texas Water Conservation Association and National Waterways Conference in Arlington, Texas. Conference discussions included water-related issues with flood risk management, environmental stewardship, navigation and water supply. Three former Fort Worth District commanders were also in attendance. Pictured left to right: Col. (Ret.) Richard Muraski, Col. (Ret.) Chris Martin, Col. (Ret.) Gordon Wells, Reed and Stover.
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.

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Outlet work at Canyon Lake impacts low flow releases
11/18/2022 UPDATED
Canyon Dam flood gate replacement work by the Tennessee Valley Authority is scheduled for December 5, 2022 through April 15, 2023 impacting low flow releases. Low flow releases can range from 55 to 95...
Temporary closure impacts dam and Overlook access at Canyon Lake
11/3/2022
Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake announced today the temporary closure of Overlook parking beginning November 7 until December 23...
Westside Creeks Project moving forward with project partnership agreement signing
10/24/2022 UPDATED
The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials in partnership with San Antonio River Authority signed a project partnership agreement last month establishing the path forward with the...
Utility repair and park rehabilitation improvements at Sam Rayburn Reservoir for Rayburn Park
10/24/2022 UPDATED
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Sam Rayburn Reservoir announce contract work to begin next month at Rayburn Park...
Construction impacts lake office at Canyon Lake
10/14/2022
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...
Temporary Closure of Stilling Basin, Guadalupe Trails Parking Lots at Canyon Lake
10/13/2022
Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake announced today the temporary closure of the Guadalupe Trail and the Stilling Basin parking lots beginning October 19...
Proposals sought for marina lease at Whitney Lake
10/12/2022 UPDATED
The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials on October 3 posted a Notice of Availability (NO. DACW63-9-22-0543) solicitation for recreation facilities at Whitney Lake. More...
Road improvements lead to temporary closure of Belton Lake parks
9/29/2022
FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials, announced today road construction that began in August will continue into the winter months at Belton Lake.Due to...
Fossil hunting, archaeological finds and paleontological research at USACE lakes
9/29/2022
FORT WORTH, Texas – Fossil finds, dinosaur tracks and other archeological or paleontological discoveries have been in the news recently with fluctuating lake levels at the 25 multi-function lake...
USACE metal detector rules and regulations
9/29/2022
FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates several lake projects in Central Texas.  These projects offer a variety of outdoor and water-based recreation opportunities.  One outdoor...

Public Notices

408-SWF-2022-0001, Clifton Development Land Exchange
11/29/2022
View full public noticeRequest for a Section 408 permission to alter the Fort Worth Floodway.
Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment, Section 408, public notice reissue
10/28/2022
View full public noticePublic Notice for the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) Section 408 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance, Fort Worth District, Texas. We had a...
Notice of Availability of the Beta Streamflow Duration Assessment Method for the Great Plains
9/28/2022
View full public noticeThe USACE is soliciting comments from all parties on their experience using the beta SDAM.  Written comments may be submitted via email to USACE.SDAM.GP@usace.army.mil or by...
Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment, Section 408
9/15/2022
View full public noticePublic Notice for the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment Section 408 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance, Fort Worth District, Texas
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
View full public notice
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...

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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