FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced in February the temporary closure of the road over Joe Pool Dam due to some shallow embankment slides. Safety of the recreating public dictates that the road remain closed until all needed repairs are completed.
Lake staff identified the shallow slides while conducting routine surveillance of the structure. These slides are shallow in nature and do not pose any immediate concerns to the structural integrity of the dam. The dam continues to function as designed.
Repairs to the structure and then sealing of cracks in the roadway are anticipated to be completed by May 2019. Patience and understanding from the public is appreciated as repairs are made.
No vehicles, bicycles or pedestrians will be allowed on the dam until repairs are complete.
For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Office at 817-886-1306.
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/.
Release no. 18-047