WHITNEY, Texas --
Officials with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting on February 11 at the TGCC Event Center, 1009 East Jefferson, Whitney, TX 76692 to receive public input on the draft revision of the Shoreline Management Plan for Whitney Lake.
The meeting will begin with a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m. followed by an open house where attendees can view land allocation maps, ask questions, and provide comments about the draft Whitney Lake Shoreline Management Plan. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following the public meeting.
The Shoreline Management Plan addresses the rules and guidelines that govern private shoreline uses, such as private boat docks, vegetation modification, and similar private uses of government property. The Shoreline Management Plan establishes shoreline allocations, which specify where certain private uses are allowable. Shoreline allocations are dictated by Engineering Regulation 1130-2-406 and include: Limited Development Areas, Protected Shoreline Areas, Public Recreation Areas, and Prohibited Access Areas. Each of these allocations is defined in ER 1130-2-406. The Shoreline Management Plan compliments the 2016 Whitney Lake Master Plan.
The current Shoreline Management Plan for Whitney Lake was completed in 1976. This new draft Shoreline Management Plan address changes in land use and policies since the 1976 Shoreline Management Plan was published. Key topics addressed in the revised Shoreline Management Plan include revising shoreline allocations and updating the plan to incorporate changes in public law and national policies related to shoreline management. The objective of the revision and related management actions was to achieve a balance between permitted private uses and resource protection for general public use.
The new draft Shoreline Management Plan will be available at the following website beginning on January 27 for review prior to the public meeting: https://www.swf.usace.army.mil/About/Lakes-and-Recreation-Information/Shoreline-Management-Plan.
Questions pertaining to the proposed revision can be addressed to: Billy Haferkamp, CESWF-OD-R, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, 285 CR 3602, Clifton, Texas 76634, Phone: (254) 622-3332 or email: CESWF-PER-Whitney@usace.army.mil.
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