U.S. Army Corps of Engineers host public meeting to discuss Lower Colorado River Basin, Hays County Interim Feasibility Study

Published Feb. 21, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, in partnership with the Lower Colorado River Authority, Hays County, and the Texas Water Development Board will host a public meeting in San Marcos, Texas on February 29 at 7 pm to discuss the intent to perform an Interim Feasibility Study identifying and investigating water resource related problems within Northern Hays County, Texas, specifically the Pedernales, Barton Creek, Onion Creek, Bear Creek, and Little Bear Creek watersheds. Additionally,the findings of preliminary Hydraulic and Hydrologic studies will be presented and discussed at the public meeting.

The study will help identify water resource related problems, needs, and opportunities such as flooding, develop and evaluate alternatives to reduce flood damages, explore possibilities for multipurpose use such as ecosystem restoration and/or recreation, and provide a recommendation for possible project implementation.

The meeting will be held at the Hays County Development Services Office, 2171 Yarrington Road, San Marcos, Texas 78666. Registration will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m., with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. The meeting's agenda will include a formal presentation and a general question and answer session.

If you are unable to attend and have questions concerning this meeting, please contact Marie Vanderpool, Project Manager, at (817)886-1424, email at marie.j.vanderpool@usace.army.mil.


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: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Worth-District-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers/188083711219308

Denisha Braxton

Release no. 12-012