U.S. Army Corps of Engineers host public meeting to discuss San Marcos River feasibility study

Published June 3, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District and the City of San Marcos will host a public meeting on June 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Dunbar Recreation Center,

801 W. Martin Luther King Drive, San Marcos, Texas, 78666 to discuss the San Marcos River Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study. Residents and other interested stakeholders will have access to project representatives during the open house format meeting. 

Numerous aquatic restoration measures were identified during the study based upon their ability to restore the aquatic ecosystem and to meet the study objectives. Through the formulation process, a tentatively selected plan consisting of multiple aquatic restoration measures was identified. These measures include riparian forest improvements, removal and control of invasive vegetation species, stormwater discharge channel improvements, fine sediment removal, and restoration of wetland habitats at various locations within and adjacent to the study area. 

The study area includes the San Marcos River and adjacent land from Spring Lake Dam to Cummings Dam located on the Blanco River.  Other lands considered within the study area include the headwaters of the San Marcos River (i.e. Sessoms Creek, Purgatory Creek, and Willow Springs Creek).  This aquatic ecosystem restoration study was conducted under the authority of the Continuing Authorities Program Section 206 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-33). 

Those unable to attend and have questions concerning the selected plan, please address any comments to Mrs. Mandy McGuire, CESWF-PER-EE, PO Box 17300, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-0300 or by email at amanda.mcguire@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 Face book at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Worth-District-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers/188083711219308
Clay Church

Release no. 13-038