FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a scoping meeting on August 20 to gain public input as it prepares to address dam safety concerns for Lewisville Dam.
The scoping meeting will be held at the Medical Center of Lewisville – Grand Theater, Black Box Theater Room, 100 North Charles Street, Lewisville, Texas 75057 and is open to the general public. An “Open House” will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a formal presentation at 7 p.m. At the conclusion of the presentation there will be a session where the public can make comments about the project.
The risk associated with the Lewisville Dam was first evaluated in 2005 after the Corps instituted a Screening Portfolio Risk Assessment program to assess the risk of all 694 dams in the Corps' portfolio. The SPRA report completed in July 2005 was reviewed by Corps senior dam safety officials who concluded that the risks associated with the possible poor performance of the dam were above the Corps' tolerable risk guidelines. As a result, additional studies of the project were initiated. These studies are currently ongoing, and will evaluate appropriate ways to minimize risk associated with the project.
In anticipation of possible permanent corrective actions, and in order to fully comply with National Environmental Policy Act requirements, the Corps is preparing a project report and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement to identify the environmental impacts associated with any alternatives to repair and reduce risks at the Lake Lewisville Dam.
The general study area will be the Lake Lewisville proper and floodplain from Ray Roberts Dam downstream to Interstate Highway 20 in Dallas County.
The primary purposes of the Lewisville Lake project are flood risk management, water supply, recreation and non-Federal hydropower.
Questions pertaining to the proposed action and DEIS can be addressed to: Ms. Hollie Hunter, Environmental Project Manager, CESWF-PER-EE, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300, (817) 886-1849.
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
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