FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public scoping meeting at
6 p.m., September 15, at Jasper County Annex, 271 East Lamar, Jasper, Texas 75951 to provide information and receive public input on the Draft Town Bluff Dam and B.A. Steinhagen Lake Master Plan and Environmental Assessment revision.
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 land use maps, ask questions, and provide comments about the project. If unable to attend the in-person meeting, documents will be available for comment beginning September 14 at
Documents posted for online public review include:
- 1971 Master Plan for Town Bluff Dam and B.A. Steinhagen Lake
- Comment Form
- Downloadable Presentation
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 Town Bluff Project proper and all adjacent recreational and natural resource properties under USACE administration. Town Bluff Project is a multi-purpose reservoir constructed and managed for flood risk management, water supply, fish and wildlife, and recreation. The current Master Plan for Town Bluff Project is dated 1971. The revision is needed to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends, and USACE management policy.
Key topics addressed in the Master Plan include updated land classifications, new natural and recreational resource management objectives, recreation facility needs, and special topics such as utility corridors and public hunting. 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 September 16 and ends October 16, 2022.
Questions pertaining to the Master Plan or public meeting can be addressed to:
Floyd Boyett, Lake Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
5171 FM 92 South Woodville, Texas 75979
or sent via email to TBPO@usace.army.mil.
Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and social media at: https://about.me/usacefortworth