U.S. Army Corps of Engineers updates Rep. Marc Veasey on Trinity River Corridor Projects

Published April 5, 2013

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers updates Rep. Marc Veasey on Trinity River Corridor Projects            

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, in cooperation with its local sponsor, the City of Dallas, gave Rep. Marc Veasey Tuesday a four-hour briefing on the latest developments in the many Trinity River Corridor Projects. Rep. Veasey was elected last fall to the newly created 33rd congressional district, which stretches from Fort Worth to Dallas along the Trinity River.

The presentation was hosted by The Trinity Trust, a Dallas-based foundation that supports implementation of the city’s Balanced Vision Plan for the Dallas Floodway. It was followed up by a site visit to the Pavaho Pump Station in West Dallas, the Baker Pump Station construction site in the Dallas Design District, the Santa Fe Trestle Trail in Oak Cliff and the lower chain of wetlands in the Dallas Floodway Extension Project. 

Col. Charles H. Klinge, in his briefing, said the USACE partnership with the city has been tested but it is strong in carrying through the important work still ahead. The Fort Worth District commander quoted USACE Maj. Gen. Merdith W.B. “Bo” Temple’s 2009 observation: “The Trinity is the future of Dallas, and we need to build irreversible momentum, to see this project through.”

“I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the Trinity River projects in Dallas,” said Veasey. “I am excited about the increased safety, parks, lakes, and trails that the completed projects will provide for the city.”


For more about the two federal Dallas Floodway System projects:

Dallas Floodway Project: http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/Missions/WaterSustainment/DallasFloodway.aspx

Dallas Floodway Extension Project: http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/Missions/WaterSustainment/DallasFloodwayExtension.aspx

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

Jim Frisinger

Release no. 13-027