LEWISVILLE, Texas --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District’s Lewisville and Grapevine Lake staffs partnered with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries Division May 5 to deploy fisheries habitat structures at Lewisville Lake.
The team deployed 27 fisheries structures in five strategic locations around Lewisville Lake. The fisheries structures consist of PVC pipe and glue, perforated and corrugated drainpipe, and zip-ties. At six feet long by three feet tall, the PVC pipe-framed structures are intertwined with 100 feet of the drainpipe in the middle.
The fisheries structure deployment was the last stage for the Lewisville Lake Fisheries Restoration project in which the Lewisville Lake field office was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Friends of Reservoirs. This money was used to ultimately benefit wildlife habitat, and aid in the Corps of Engineers environmental stewardship mission. Read more about this initiative here: https://www.swf.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Stories/Article/2365541/park-ranger-leads-charge-to-conserve-natural-resources-at-lewisville-lake/
Locations and GPS coordinates of each structure are:
1. Stewart Creek Park Fishing Pier: 33.081591, -96.922804
2. Tribute Golf Course: 33.101330, -96.919662
3. Hidden Cove: 33.116836, -96.932572
4. Cottonwood Marina: 33.135375, -96.945709
5. Eagle Point Marina: 33.082101, -97.012573
If you find yourself or a friend on Lewisville Lake around the areas of deployed structures, try jigging for some Crappie and remember to always wear your life jacket. Life jackets worn; nobody mourns!
For additional information please contact the Lewisville Lake office at (469) 645-9100 and visit the Lewisville Lake Website: https://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lewisville/.
Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and social media at: https://about.me/usacefortworth