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This month we celebrated World Engineer Day and Women’s History; GSA hosted government vehicle workshops and we stood down to raise awareness about extremism. As we are quickly approaching the recreation season, we urge our guests to practice responsible recreation and follow CDC and federal regulations when it comes to mask wearing and social distancing. Also, meet Lashun Medlock, Chief of the Resource Management Division.
For Women's History Month we would like to highlight our very own Mandy Waters. She is an Administrative Officer for the Fort Worth District’s Real Estate Division, also a Tech Sergeant in the Texas Air National Guard.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III addresses extremism in the military in a message released February 19, 2021.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' greatest priority is to protect the safety of our personnel and the communities we serve. As we continue to face the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to ensure all our visitors follow the current masks regulations for your safety and ours. In accordance with CDC guidelines, we require all persons 2 years or older to wear a mask at federal facilities, including Corps of Engineers recreation areas. We ask you to please maintain six feet of physical distance as well. We realize you have a choice in where you recreate and appreciate your cooperation as we navigate our new normal.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' greatest priority is to protect the safety of our personnel and the communities we serve. As we continue to face the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to ensure all our visitors follow the current masks regulations for your safety and ours. We realize you have a choice in where you recreate and appreciate your cooperation as we navigate our new normal.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers appreciates your ongoing cooperation as we work to protect your safety and ours. Current federal policy requires masks to be worn on all federal property including Corps of Engineers recreation areas. There are a few exceptions when wearing a mask is not required.
As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to fulfill a broad range of missions throughout the world every day, it is vital that you do your part to protect yourself and your teammates.
The Fort Worth District along with all the rest of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continue our efforts to ensure the life safety, health, and well-being of visitors to our District Facilities, our personnel, and the communities we serve during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.
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.
Stephanie Jones, Park Ranger at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District’s Proctor Lake was recognized as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division Water Safety Employee of the Year under the 2020 National Water Safety Program.
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.
A view of the Whitney Lake Hydroelectric Dam gates from the Brazos River side (north side)
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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District’s Waco Lake Staff hosted children and their families and caretakers for the Haley’s Heroes C.A.S.T. for Kids event Saturday Nov. 14, 2020 at Airport Beach Park.
FLOWER MOUND, Texas (Nov. 7, 2020) Cub Scouts, parents and pack leaders from Pack 134, Webelo Den 5 out of Haslet, Texas, part of the Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council, pose for a photo with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Commander Col. Ken Reed and Park Rangers at Grapevine Lake’s Murrell Park. The scouts visited Grapevine Lake as part of a group conservation project, which included a garden clean up, education on pollinator gardens and the planting of seeds from native Texas plants, as well as water safety activities all with Fort Worth District staff members. U.S. Army photo by Trevor Welsh.
Enjoy our recap of fiscal year 2020 actions and placement... Welcome to 2021, "The Year of Deliberate Action."
As part of an ongoing effort, Lewisville Lake Park Rangers are leading the Lewisville Lake Fisheries Restoration Project with the assistance of the U.S Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) - Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility (LAERF), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries Division, Boy Scouts of America, Department of Energy Oak Ridge for Science and Education, and the Marcus High School Bass Club.
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!
Did you know Fort Worth District has a #podcast focused on educating listeners the career opportunities with USACE as well as details of the federal hiring process? Our District Commander Col. Ken Reed wants to tell you all about it!
"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

Closure of Uncle Gus’ Marina, Whitney Lake, Texas
4/16/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Whitney Lake advises the public of the pending closure of Uncle Gus’ Marina at Whitney Lake...
USACE implementing changes to day use fee collection operations at Granger & Georgetown Lakes
4/7/2021
Changes will be implemented at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District parks on Granger Lake and Georgetown Lake immediately...
USACE announces temporary closures at Canyon Lake for maintenance work
4/6/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Canyon Lake will temporarily close the Guadalupe Trail and the Stilling Basin Parking lots Friday, April 9 through Sunday, April 11 due to maintenance work...
USACE to lease Canyon Park to local recreational organization
3/30/2021
Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Canyon Lake announced today the lease of Canyon Park to the Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County...
USACE temporarily closes Canyon Lake’s Overlook Park for maintenance
3/24/2021
Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Canyon Lake announced today that Overlook Park will be closed on Monday, March 29, for maintenance...
Somerville Lake’s Embankment Road to remain closed
3/15/2021
Officials with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today that at the request of the City of Brenham, the embankment road located between Lake Somerville Marina &...
USACE officials caution pet owners about recreation at Belton Lake
3/8/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Belton Lake have recently learned about reports that dogs have died after being on USACE property in Morgan’s Point. Local USACE personnel conducted a site...
Additional Operational Changes for Somerville Lake’s Yegua Creek and Rocky Creek Parks
3/5/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announce today additional park operational changes beginning October 1 at both Rocky Creek Park and Yegua Creek Park at Somerville Lake...
Fort Worth District Continues Federal Mask & Social Distancing Policy at All Corps Facilities
3/3/2021
The Fort Worth District along with all the rest of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continue our efforts to ensure the life safety, health, and well-being of visitors to our district facilities, our...
USACE temporarily closes Canyon Lake’s dam service road to complete upcoming maintenance
3/2/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District’s Canyon Lake will close the dam service road for herbicide application on March 9 from 7 a.m. to sunset...

Public Notices

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.
CESWF-21-MIT-1, Fort Worth District Stream Mitigation Method Addendum – Use of Ephemeral Mitigation Bank Credits
4/12/2021
View full public noticeThe purpose of this public notice is to inform the public of an Addendum to the Fort Worth District Stream Mitigation Method regarding the use of ephemeral mitigation bank...
SWF-2020-00359 McKinney National Airport Runway Extension
4/6/2021
View full public noticeApplication for a Department of the Army Permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) to discharge dredged or fill material into waters of the United States associated...
SWF-2021-00166 Programmatic General Permit 2 for Activities Authorized by Lower Colorado River Authority Lakewide Permits
3/19/2021
View full public noticeThe Fort Worth District, Corps of Engineers is proposing to reissue Programmatic General Permit 2 for Activities Authorized by Lower Colorado River Authority Lakewide Permits...
SWF_PN_2021 NWPs Final Rule
3/4/2021
View full public notice Public Notice announcing regional conditions and section 401 water quality certification regarding the reissuance of 12 nationwide permits and the issuance of 4 new nationwide...
SWF-2015-00281, San Pedro Creek
1/21/2021
View full public noticePublic 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...
408-SWF-2019-0013, MCI Fiber Optic Cable
12/17/2020
View full public notice.Supplemental Public Notice. Request for a Section 408 permission to alter the Fort Worth Floodway. 
SWF-2015-00168, GVHS Erosion Protection / Lake Dunlap
11/25/2020
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-2020-0001, Riverfront Boulevard and Cadiz Street Bridges, Dallas Floodway
11/16/2020
View full public notice.Request 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