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Posted 7/20/2018

Release no. 18-044


Contact
Denisha Braxton
817-886-1435
Denisha.L.Braxton@usace.army.mil
819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be hosting a public meeting at 6:00 p.m on 31 July 2018 to provide information and receive public input toward the final draft revision of the Master Plan for Joe Pool Lake.

The 31 July 2018 meeting will be held at the Summit Activity Center, 2975 Esplanade, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052 

At the conclusion of a brief presentation there will be an opportunity for the public to view maps, ask questions and provide comments about the Joe Pool Lake Master Plan.

USACE defines the Master Plan 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. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the Master Plan.

The Master Plan study area includes Joe Pool Lake proper and all adjacent recreational and natural resources properties under USACE administration. Joe Pool Lake is a multi-purpose reservoir constructed and managed for flood risk management, water supply, fish and wildlife, and recreation. The current Master Plan for Joe Pool Lake, dated February 1981 was the original Master Plan for the lake and has never been revised. The revision is needed 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 utility corridors and recreational boating.  Revision of the Master Plan will not address in detail the technical operational aspects of the reservoir related to the water supply, flood risk management, or shoreline management permitting missions of the project.

Questions pertaining to the proposed revision can be addressed to: Donald Wiese, Project Manager, CESWF-PEC-TP, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300, (817) 886-1568.

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: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Worth-District-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers/188083711219308.

Joe Pool Lake Master Plan Revision