US Army Corps of Engineers
Fort Worth District

During February’s annual refresher training held this year at Martin Dies, Jr. State Park, Natural Resource Specialists were honored during an awards ceremony. Fort Worth District Commander Col. Kenneth Reed is pictured with Courtney Kern, Three Rivers Region, Lyndy Black, Trinity Region, Brad Ellis, Capital Region, Brad Grems, Piney Woods Region and Chief of Operations, Tim MacAllister. Courtney Kern was selected as the District Ranger of the Year.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced Jan. 30 the road across the Grapevine Lake Dam will remain closed. Fairway Drive across Grapevine Dam has been closed to the public since August 2018 due to potentially hazardous conditions. Currently, there is no estimated timeframe for reopening of Fairway Drive to the public. Grapevine Lake's flood risk management, water supply and other mission areas continue to be accomplished. As always, public safety is our priority and we appreciate everyone's continued patience and understanding.
(From left to right) Dam Safety Project Manager, Stacy Gray, Deputy District Engineer, Eric Vewers, Fort Worth District Commander, Col. Kenneth Reed, Rep. Colin Allred, Rep. Michael Burgess, and Chief of Operations, Tim MacAllister pose for a photo after completing a tour of the Lewisville Lake dam for updates on the dam safety modification project.
Piney Woods Hydropower Business Line Manager Tom Webb is interviewed during a media opportunity in January about the high lake levels and release of flood water at the Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Although the reservoir was close to the top of conservation pool in the first part of December an unusally rainy December and January pushed the lake to almost a new pool of record during January. Power generation through the Powerhouse and releases through the floodgates have helped keep lake levels from engaging the labyrinth weir spillway at elevation 176. The pool of record for Sam Rayburn is elevation 175.15, recorded on March 10, 1992. Engagement of the labyrinth weir spillway remains possible if the current rainy cycle continues.

Latest News

USACE Plans for Proposed Drawdown of B. A. Steinhagen/Town Bluff
7/19/2019
FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Sam Rayburn Reservoir and B.A. Steinhagen/Town Bluff Reservoir, Jasper, Texas, announce today a plan for necessary repairs on the...
Fairway Drive to open soon over Grapevine Lake Dam
7/15/2019
FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announce today that Fairway Drive across the Grapevine Lake Dam is scheduled to open soon.Fairway Drive across Grapevine Dam has been closed...
Temporary park closures for road and boat ramp repairs at Belton Lake
7/12/2019
FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Belton Lake will temporarily close the following areas:Temple Lake Park - north boat ramp parking, Rogers Park, Belton Lakeview Park, and Miller...
South Access Road at Canyon Lake impacted by erosion repairs
7/12/2019
FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Canyon Lake announce today that beginning on Monday, July 15, only one lane of South Access Road will be open between the Canyon Dam...
Potter’s Creek Park Campground at Canyon Lake temporarily closed for resurfacing
7/9/2019
FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake closed the Potter’s Creek Park Campground today for road, campsite pullout, and parking lot resurfacing. The work is contracted by...
Safety concerns cause closing of playground at Comal Park, Canyon Lake
7/8/2019
FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake has closed the playground at Comal Park. A recent playground inspection using the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards...
USACE Pauses Work on Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study Project
7/2/2019
FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily stopped work on its Munitions and Explosives of Concern Remedial Investigation project.USACE was recently made aware of public concerns...
Sam Rayburn Reservoir flood releases to increase to 14,000 cubic feet per second
6/6/2019
FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ representatives at Sam Rayburn Reservoir announce that the reservoir continues to function as intended and releases of flood water will increase...
USACE to reduce water discharge from Canyon Lake to zero for inspection
6/5/2019
FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake will cease all water releases from Canyon Lake on Thursday, June 6, at approximately 10 a.m. to accomplish a routine inspection of...
USACE awards $39.1M contract for Lewisville Dam Safety Modification Project
6/3/2019
FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, recently awarded the first of three construction contracts associated with the $150 million Lewisville Dam Safety Modification...

Public Notices

SWF Section 106 Guidelines
7/17/2019
SUBJECT: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District (USACE) Regulatory Division is issuing this Public Notice to announce the development and release of Section 106 Guidelines (attached)...
SWF-2017-00047 Waco Landfill
7/17/2019
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-2019-00109
7/17/2019
View full public noticeThis public notice is being issued to provide interested parties an opportunity to comment on a proposal to create the Buenaventura Mitigation Bank (BMB), located east of the...
SWF-2018-00121 Arnold Creek Mitigation Bank
7/10/2019
View full public noticeThis public notice is being issued to provide interested parties an opportunity to comment on a proposal to establish the Arnold Creek Mitigation Bank, a wetland and stream...
Section 408 Request ID # 408-SWF-2019-0003, Oncor Sargent Road.
7/10/2019
View full public noticeRequest for a Section 408 permission to alter the Dallas Floodway Extension.  Oncor proposes to construct steel monopole electric transmission towers within an existing right of...
Section 408 Request ID # 408-SWF-2015-0001, BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) Railroad Bridge.
7/2/2019
View full public noticeRequest for a Section 408 permission to alter the Fort Worth Floodway.  BNSF proposes to replace the existing railroad bridge, spanning the West Fork of the Trinity River at...
SWF-2018-00424
6/5/2019
View full public notice.Application 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-2018-00485 Corporate Drive Extension and Drainage Improvements
5/7/2019
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-2019-00074
4/5/2019
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...
Oncor North Main 408-SWF-2019-0002
3/18/2019
View full public noticeRequest for a Section 408 permission to alter the Fort Worth Floodway.  Alterations within the Fort Worth Floodway consist of removal of existing lattice transmission towers and...

Photos

Dee recovers a recent kill at Waco Lake on Nov. 24, 2011.
Town Bluff Lake with open Flood Gates on April 1, 2012.
An unidentified man helps land a fish during the annual Kids Fish Day at Town Bluff/BA Steinhagen Lake on May 12, 2012.
The Hike and Bike Trail at Waco Lake receives numerous visitors throughout the year. These people are enjoying the great outdoors on a beautiful spring day on March 20, 2012.
Natural habitat area of Lewisville Lake, Texas on Feb. 3, 2012 showing a Wood Duck Box.
A scenic view of the area around Hords Creek Lake on June 2, 2012.
A scenic view of the area around Hords Creek Lake on June 2, 2012.
Granger Lake on Dec. 7, 2011 when the lake was approximately five feet from the top of the conservation (normal) pool. These low lake levels cause hazards to boaters and other recreational activities when on or near the water.
Unidentified children enjoy a boat on land during a water safety event at Town Bluff/BA Steinhagen Lake on May 12, 2012.
A bobcat is photographed at Lewisville Lake on June 30, 2012.

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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