The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Fort Worth District was established in 1950, following the disastrous Trinity River floods, and is responsible for water resources development for two-thirds of Texas. The district is also responsible for military and interagency design and construction in Texas and Louisiana.
The district covers a geographical area of approximately 140,000 square miles and employs over 1,200 team members. We operate and maintain 25 multipurpose reservoirs in six river basins, three hydropower plants and over 350 recreation areas, which receive over 20 million visitors annually. Through FY23, our reservoirs have prevented more than $155 billion in flood damages since their construction.
The district’s civil works mission includes flood risk management, water supply, recreation, hydropower, fish and wildlife mitigation, environmental restoration and stewardship. Additionally, the district has a continuing authorities program which supports projects involving flood control, stream bank protection, clearing, and snagging. The district’s civil works area of responsibility covers approximately 53 percent of the state of Texas and portions of 10 river basins, many of which are shared with the Galveston District, from the Rio Grande River in the southwest to the Red River in the northeast.
We continue to deliver major military construction projects at Fort Bliss, Fort Cavazos, Fort Johnson and Joint Base San Antonio. Overall, the district’s portfolio of military programs continues to diversify and includes more sustainment, restoration and modernization, and reimbursable projects for our military and interagency partners. Our team of professionals provides a variety of services to other federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Agriculture and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The district also serves as the Corps of Engineers enterprise program manager for the Customs and Border Protection, managing work across the Nation. In the past, we deployed numerous team members to support the recovery operations under the National Response Framework, and as part of federal response mission, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
The Fort Worth District is an engineering force of highly disciplined people working with our partners through meticulous thought and action to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to the Nation’s engineering problems.