FORT WORTH, Texas –U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ representatives at Lake O’ the Pines and Wright Patman Lake announce that work crews are conducting perimeter boundary line maintenance, as well as a boundary line survey adjacent to public lands. The work is scheduled to be completed by year’s end.
Maintenance will be performed on about 21 miles of boundary at Lake O’ the Pines, along various portions of the fee boundary on both the north and the south shores. Maintenance work includes portions of boundary east of the Longview municipal water intake and portions of boundary between Alley and Johnson Creeks.
Approximately 21 miles of boundary maintenance will be performed at Wright Patman Lake. Work areas include portions of boundary east of Highway 8 on the north side of the lake, as well as portions west of Highway 8 on the south side of the lake.
The boundary maintenance work is being conducted by Timberline Forestry. All workers will have identification as a Corps contractor. The firm is re-marking the existing Corps boundary line. Work includes locating survey monuments, clearing brush along the boundary line on the public land side, replacing and painting boundary line posts, and painting trees between the survey monuments to serve as reference points. Missing boundary monuments will be re-established at a later date by Corps contractors.
Both projects will also be the subject of boundary retracement surveys, approximately 2.5 miles at Lake O’ the Pines and 12 miles at Wright Patman Lake. The surveyors are attempting to relocate and potentially replace missing boundary corner monuments.
Encroachments on public property such as excessive mowing, unauthorized paths and tree cutting, personal property stored on public land, and structures such as sheds, houses and decks will be documented for follow-up discussions with USACE officials.
The Corps manages Lake O’ the Pines and Wright Patman Lake and much of the surrounding public land to meet community and environmental needs for present and future generations.
For more information, call the Lake O’ the Pines Project Office at (903) 665-3911 or the Wright Patman Project Office at (903) 838-8781
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 WorthDistrict Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/usacefortworth/.