Corps to host online public review of the Benbrook Lake Master Plan revision

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District
Published March 1, 2021

FORT WORTH, Texas - The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be hosting an online involvement video presentation to provide information and receive public input toward the draft revision of the Master Plan for Benbrook Lake.

Normally, USACE would conduct a live public workshop to announce the availability of the draft revised Master Plan, but precautions associated with the COVID-19 virus have made it necessary to conduct the public involvement process online instead of hosting a live workshop.

The following documents are posted for easy review on the following website:  

Documents posted for online public review Include:

  • Draft Revised Master Plan for Benbrook Lake
  • 1972 Master Plan for Benbrook Lake
  • Online Public Review Presentation (pdf version)
  • Narrated Slide Show of the Online Public Review Presentation
  • Comment Form

Please note that the pdf copy and the narrated slide show provide the same information.

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 Benbrook Lake proper and all adjacent recreational and natural resource properties under USACE administration. Benbrook 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 Benbrook Lake is dated March 1972. 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 public hunting. Revision of the Master Plan does 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.

Comments may be submitted online by filling out the Comment Form and clicking on the link provided on the comment form or mailing comments to the address below. Only written comments will be accepted. The comment period begins March 5, 2021 and ends April 5, 2021. 

Questions pertaining to the proposed revision can be addressed to: Joshua Quiring, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300 or sent via email to

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: and SWF Facebook at:

Josh Quiring

Release no. 21-010