USACE to host in-person public meeting to review the Proctor Lake Master Plan and Shoreline Management Plan Revision

Fort Worth District, USACE
Published March 11, 2024

The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting on March 19, 2024 at the Comanche County Courtroom of the Comanche County Courthouse – 101 W. Central Ave., Comanche, Texas 76442 to provide information and receive public input on the Draft Proctor Lake Master Plan, Shoreline Management Plan, and Environmental Assessments. The meeting will begin with a brief presentation at 4:00 p.m. followed by an open house for the public to view the proposed land use and shoreline maps, ask questions, and provide comments about the project. If you are unable to attend the in-person meeting, documents will be provided for comment at the website listed below.

Documents posted for online public review Include:

  • Draft Revised Master Plan with Environmental Assessment
  • Draft Revised Shoreline Management Plan with Environmental Assessment
  • Comment Form
  • Downloadable Presentation
  • 1971 Master Plan
  • 1976 Shoreline Management Plan (then Lakeshore Management Plan)

The 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 Shoreline Management Plan is the document that sets the rules and policy regarding shoreline related activities by private individuals on Federal land. At Proctor lake shoreline related activities includes private boat docks and vegetation modification permits. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the Master Plan and Shoreline Management Plan.

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. Key topics addressed in the Shoreline Management Plan includes permitting process for private individuals on Federal land including personal floating facilities (boat docks), vegetation modification permits (mowing, underbrushing, pedestrian paths, fire defensible spaces, etc.), and designating shoreline allocations and management guidelines that concur with federal laws and regulations. The Master Plan and Shoreline Management Plan do not address in detail the technical operational aspects of the reservoir related to the water supply, flood risk management, or flowage easement missions of the project. What cannot change is Existing Docks as they will remain grandfathered but must be in compliance with a valid permit.

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 20 and ends April 19, 2024. Questions pertaining to the Master Plan, Shoreline Management Plan, or public meeting can be addressed to: Chad Schaffer, Lake Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2180 FM 2861 Comanche, Texas 76442, or emailed to:

Clay Church

Release no. 24-003