Construction, inspections impact lake operations at Canyon Lake

Fort Worth District, USACE
Published Jan. 24, 2023
Entrance gate to Overlook Park at Canyon Lake, Texas.

Entrance gate to Overlook Park at Canyon Lake, Texas.

Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Officials at Canyon Lake announce today a periodic inspection of the dam, control tower, conduit, stilling basin, spillway and other associated facilities is being conducted this week.

Periodic inspections are performed every five years to ensure the water control ifrastructue is properly maintained and functions as designed and intended in order to accomplish flood risk management and dam safety missions.  During the morning of Wednesday, January 25, water flows will be shut off in order that the inspection team can enter and inspect the conduit.

Canyon’s flood control gate replacement work with the Tennessee Valley Authority is progressing despite a change to the original schedule.  At present time, it is anticipated that TVA will return to Canyon Lake the first week of March to resume onsite work that will impact downstream water releases.  As USACE receives schedule updates from TVA, these will be shared. 

Construction in the Overlook area continues with a new schedule showing completion by the end of February.

“We understand the downstream impacts of no flows and work to ensure that these are minimized as much as possible.  Inspections and major repair work are needed to ensure that Canyon Dam and its associated water control infrastructure are properly maintained and function as designed to meet mission requirements and manage downstream risks that ultimately protect life safety and property” said Canyon Lake Manager, Javier Pérez Ortiz.

Canyon Lake staff members encourage all visitors to practice leave-no-trace, use designated trash receptacles and always wear a life jacket while boating or anytime in or near the water.

For additional information contact the Canyon Lake Office at 830-964-3341 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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819 Taylor St, Ste 3A24

Release no. 23-002