About Grapevine Lake
Grapevine Lake is located on Denton Creek in the Trinity River Basin, extending from Tarrant County to Denton County. The lake proper is bordered by several incorporated cities, with Flower Mound and Grapevine experiencing rapid growth in recent years. Grapevine Dam and Lake is a multi-purpose project used for flood control, water supply, navigation, sediment reserve, fish and wildlife, and recreation. In addition to these primary missions, USACE has an inherent mission of environmental stewardship of project lands and works closely with neighboring cities to provide regionally important outdoor recreation opportunities.
The cities of Grapevine and Dallas as well as Dallas County cities (University Park and Highland Park) have contracted with the USACE for the use of Grapevine Lake water supply. The dam at Grapevine Lake was completed in 1952, and the conservation pool was filled in 1957. Grapevine Lake is home to many parks and recreation areas and includes boat ramps, trails, hiking, fishing, and other recreation opportunities.
What is a Master Plan?
The Master Plan is the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all project recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the life of the water resources project. Revision of the Master Plan will not address in detail the technical operational aspects of the reservoir related to the water supply or flood risk management missions of the project.
Why Revise the Grapevine Lake Master Plan?
The current Master Plan for Grapevine Lake was published in 1971 with a supplement published in 2001. Since then, many changes have taken place including major utility and highway construction, urbanization, and evolving recreational uses. The Plan and the land classifications are in need of revision to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends, and USACE management policy. Key topics to be addressed in the revised Master Plan include revised land classifications, new natural and recreational resource management objectives, recreation facility needs, and special topics such as invasive species management and protection of sensitive wildlife habitat. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the Master Plan.