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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.
Fort Worth District is proud to present the second issue of our District Newsletter, "Essayons Examiner."
Since 2012 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District staff at Lewisville Lake have conducted special hunts on the federally-managed land around the lake. What started as a hunt for injured servicemembers has evolved into what is now known as “Wheelin’ Jake’s You Hunt” for disabled children.
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.
Hundreds of participants, spectators, vendors and volunteers assembled in Canyon Lake’s North Park Campground to show off their rides and talk with and meet other car enthusiasts. From a blue 1957 Chevy to a brand new blue 2021 Toyota GR Supra, and Cajun food to Texas Barbecue, the event had something to offer for everyone.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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

USACE to host online public review of the Somerville Lake Master Plan revision
5/6/2022
The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be hosting an online involvement video presentation to provide information and receive public input toward the draft revision of the Master...
USACE to host online public review of the Granger Lake Master Plan revision
4/29/2022
The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be hosting an online involvement video presentation to provide information and receive public input toward the draft revision of the Master...
Varying lake levels impact recreation safety
4/28/2022
The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today that unseen and below the lake surface hazards are now closer than before...
Lake Georgetown Announces 2022-2023 Archery Deer Hunt Season Changes
4/15/2022
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Lake Georgetown announce the following changes to the 2022-2023 archery deer hunting season requirements...
Canyon Lake dam service road to close for herbicide application
4/7/2022
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Canyon Lake will close the dam service road for herbicide application beginning on April 19...
Transformational Investments for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program
3/28/2022
The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023...
USACE to host public review of the Jim Chapman/Cooper Lake and White Oak Creek Mitigation Area Master Plan revision
3/10/2022
Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announce today a public meeting on March 21 at 6 p.m. at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, 1200 Houston Street, Sulphur Springs, TX...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announce release of a programmatic agreement regarding the Dallas Floodway Extension Project
2/9/2022
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District officials announce today release of a programmatic agreement among USACE, City of Dallas and the Texas State Historic Preservation Officer regarding...
Somerville Lake’s Embankment Road to re-open following day of maintenance
2/2/2022
Officials with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Somerville Lake announced today that Thornberry Drive from Highway 36 to the project office will be closed for roadway striping...
Canyon Lake to Temporarily Close Outlet Works
1/13/2022
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Canyon Lake will temporarily close the floodgates on Tuesday, January 25 to perform annual inspection of the flood control tower...

Public Notices

SWF-2021-00174, Naaman School Road Improvements
5/16/2022
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-2020-00263 - Proposed Trinity Oaks Mitigation Bank
5/11/2022
View full public noticeThis Public Notice is being issued to provide interested parties an opportunity to comment on a proposal by Trinity Oaks Mitigation Holdings, LLC, to establish the Trinity Oaks...
408-SWF-2019-0006, Coombs Creek Trail
4/13/2022
View full public notice.Request for a Section 408 permission to alter the Dallas Floodway.  
Open House Public Meeting for Jim Chapman (Cooper) Lake and White Oak Creek Mitigation Area Master Plan Revision
3/21/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District (USACE), is revising the Jim Chapman (Cooper) Lake and White Oak Creek Mitigation Area Master Plan (MP). An open house public meeting will be held...
Programmatic Agreement Regarding the Central City Portion of the Trinity River Vision Master Plan
3/16/2022
The USACE is soliciting comments from all parties having an interest in the undertaking’s potential effect(s) on historic properties. Comments supporting, opposing, or identifying concerns with the...
408-SWF-2021-0009, Clear Fork Force Main
3/4/2022
View full public noticeRequest for a Section 408 permission to alter the Fort Worth Floodway.  
SWF-2020-00419 - Proposed Mustang Creek Mitigation Bank
3/2/2022
View full public noticeThis Public Notice is being issued to provide interested parties an opportunity to comment on a proposal by Mustang Creek Mitigation Holdings, LLC, to establish the Mustang...
Programmatic Agreement Regarding the Dallas Floodway Extension Project
2/9/2022
The USACE is soliciting comments from all parties having an interest in the undertaking’s potential effect(s) on historic properties. Comments supporting, opposing, or identifying concerns with the...
SWF-PN-2021B41 - Public Notice for Federal Register Notice Announcing the Reissuance of the Nationwide Permits
1/28/2022
View full public noticeTCEQ: Section 401 Water Quality Certification LDEQ: Section 401 Water Quality Certification 
408-SWF-2021-0016, North Riverfront
12/21/2021
View full public noticeRequest for a Section 408 permission to alter the Dallas Floodway. 

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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