FORT WORTH, Texas – Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives will host public meetings on May 2 and May 4 to provide information and receive public input on an initiative to revise the Master Plan for Lewisville Lake.
The meetings will be identical and are being held at two separate locations for public convenience. The May 2 meeting will be held at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, 1860 Summit Avenue, Lewisville, Texas. The May 4 meeting will be at the Lakeside Middle School auditorium, 400 Lobo Lane, Little Elm, Texas. Both meetings will have a formal presentation beginning at 6 p.m., followed by an open house forum for individual one-on-one discussion with Corps representatives. The public can view maps, ask questions and provide comments about the project. Comment forms and instructions for making comments will be provided at the meeting. The formal presentation to be used at the meetings will be available shortly before the meeting on the USACE website at: http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/About/Lakes-and-Recreation-Information/Master-Plan-Updates
A Master Plan is defined by the Corps as the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the life of the water resource development project. In general, it defines “how” the resources will be managed for public use and resource conservation. 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, nor will it address the Shoreline Management Plan which governs private docks and vegetation modification of public land by adjacent landowners.
The Master Plan study area will include Lewisville Lake proper and all adjacent recreational and natural resources properties under Corps administration.
The current Master Plan for Lewisville Lake was completed in June 1985 to address the land management needs stemming from the permanent increase in the normal or conservation pool elevation from 515.0 feet above mean sea level to 522.0 feet. A major supplement to the Master Plan was completed in May 2004 to address needed land classification changes and establish utility corridors. The Master Plan is in need of revision to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends and national USACE management policy. Key topics to be addressed in the revised Master Plan include revised land classifications, revised natural and recreational resource management objectives, utility corridors, recreation facility needs and special topics such as invasive species management. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the Master Plan.
Questions pertaining to the proposed revision can be addressed to: Donald Wiese, CESWF-PEC-TP, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300, Phone: (817) 886-1568 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/usacefortworth/.