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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District, announced today that it will resume the collection of fees at its day use recreation areas beginning October 1. Fee collections were suspended earlier this year when recreation areas were closed due to COVID-19 precautions.
As part of the Dallas Floodway Bipartisan Act Supplemental Project, USACE Fort Worth, in partnership with the City of Dallas, is building new pump stations and refurbishing existing pump stations to give increased flood protection to the citizens of Dallas. In this video Sarvi Ashraf, Lead Engineer for the Dallas Supplemental; Robert Powell, Dallas Floodway Operations Manager; and Sarah Standifer, Assistant Director for Dallas Water Utilities talk about the nearly complete Able Pump Station, the largest pump station on the Trinity River, which is undergoing testing by the City of Dallas. As an integral part of the city’s interior drainage and flood control system, these pump stations move water from the city, over the levees into the river.
We want everyone at our lakes to be safe; it is ALWAYS a good idea to wear your life jacket. There are five types that are U.S. Coast Guard approved to save your life in an emergency, but which one is good for you? Watch this video to learn more.
In this water safety video Ranger Stephanie Jones from USACEFortWorth's Proctor Lake talks about the dangers of mixing alcohol and boating. Visit Operation Dry Water to learn more about the National Boating Under the Influence Awareness And Enforcement Campaign.
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.
2019 Operations Photo Contest. April Roberts won the Black and White category.

Latest News

Somerville Lake changes recreation reservation procedures and payment options
9/23/2020
Officials with the Fort Worth District at Somerville Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today changes are being implemented beginning Oct. 1 in an effort to ensure recreation facilities...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resume collection of day use recreation fees October 1
9/18/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District, announced today that it will resume the collection of fees at its day use recreation areas beginning October 1. Fee collections were...
Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on proposal to renew and revise nationwide permits
9/17/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today it is seeking comments on its proposal to renew and revise 52 nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section...
Ray Roberts Lake marina expansion Environmental Assessment now available for public comment
9/1/2020
FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Officials announce today the release of the Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the proposed expansion of Lone Star...
Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District campground closures at Town Bluff and Sam Rayburn Lakes in response to forecast impacts of Hurricane Laura
8/25/2020 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District announced campground closures for Town Bluff and Sam Rayburn Lakes effective immediately for the safety of our visitors, staff and contractors...
Lake O’ the Pines Shoreline Management Plan approved
7/20/2020
Officials with the Regional Planning and Environmental Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announce today the approval of the Lake O’ the Pines Shoreline Management Plan...
Whitney Lake Shoreline Management Plan approved
7/20/2020
Officials with the Regional Planning and Environmental Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announce today approval of the Whitney Lake Shoreline Management Plan.The US Army Corps of Engineers thanks...
Wharton Texas Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment now available for public comment
7/15/2020
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Officials announce today the availability of the Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the Lower Colorado River Basin Phase I – Wharton, Texas and draft Finding of No...
Fort Worth District announces travel impacts along Somerville Dam
7/10/2020
Officials with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that the embankment road located between Lake Somerville Marina & Campground and Welch Park will be closed...
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...

Public Notices

SWF-2018-00193, Parker County East Loop
9/18/2020
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- 00167, Bluff Dale Suspension Bridge
8/24/2020
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...
408-SWF-2019-0016, Riverside Park
7/23/2020
View full public noticeRequest for a Section 408 permission to alter the Fort Worth Floodway and the Modified Central City Project.
MVN-2018-1417-WII; Enable Gulf Run Pipeline Project
7/2/2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 

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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".

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