GEORGETOWN, Texas --
The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting on March 11from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Lake Georgetown Office, 500 Lake Overlook Road, Georgetown, Texas, 78633 to provide information and receive public input for the revised Master Plan for Lake Georgetown.
The meeting will begin with a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m. followed by an open house for the public to view the current and revised land use maps, ask questions and provide comments. Written comments will be accepted for a period of 30 days following meeting, ending on April 11.
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.
The Master Plan study area includes Lake Georgetown proper and all adjacent recreational and natural resources properties under USACE administration. Revision of the Master Plan does not address in detail the technical operational aspects of the reservoir related to the water supply or flood risk management missions of the project. Lake Georgetown is a multi-purpose reservoir constructed and managed for flood risk management, water supply, fish and wildlife, and recreation.
The current Master Plan, dated May of 1973, is in need of revision to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends and USACE management policy. Key topics addressed in the revised Master Plan includeland use and water surface classifications, natural and recreational resource management objectives, recreation facility needs and special topics such as invasive species management and threatened and endangered species habitat. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the Master Plan.
Questions pertaining to the proposed revision can be addressed to: Scott Blank, Lake Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 500 Overlook Rd, Georgetown, Texas 78633, (512) 930-5253.
Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and social media at: https://about.me/usacefortworth