Fort Worth District releases draft Dallas Floodway Project documents for public review

Published April 18, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, posted the Draft Feasibility Report and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Dallas Floodway Project today for public review.

The draft documents are available at the Dallas Floodway Project web page:

Hard copies can be viewed at the Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201; Oak Lawn Branch Library, 4100 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75219; North Oak Cliff Branch Library, 302 West 10th St., Dallas, TX 75208; Dallas West Branch Library, 2332 Singleton Blvd., Dallas, TX  75212 or at the public meeting described below. A copy is also available by contacting Marcia R. Hackett, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300 or by telephone (817) 886-1373.  Written comments must be postmarked on or before June 2, 2014, to the address immediately above, or sent by email to

Modifications to the existing Dallas Floodway Project were authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, Public Law 110-114, Section 5141, at a total project cost of $459 million, with an estimated Federal share of $298 million and an estimated non-Federal share of $161 million. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to reduce flood risk through flood risk management, enhance ecosystems that have been degraded through channelization and provide greater recreation opportunities within the Trinity River Corridor in Dallas, Texas.

In light of multiple ongoing activities within the Floodway, a comprehensive assessment of all these actions was undertaken, and is included in the Feasibility Report. This analysis accounts for such planned activities as the Interior Drainage Plan’s new pump stations, the Balanced Vision Plan (parks, river meanders, wetlands, athletic fields, trails) the I-30/I-35 “Horseshoe” interchange, the proposed Trinity Parkway and other local features. 

The Draft EIS documents the existing condition of environmental resources in and around areas considered for development, and potential impacts on those resources from implementing the alternatives.  The alternatives considered in detail are: (1) No-Action Alternative or “Future-Without Project Condition;” (2) Proposed Action with the Trinity Parkway; and (3) Proposed Action without the Trinity Parkway.

The Fort Worth District is hosting a National Environmental Policy Act public hearing May 8, 2014, to inform the public and agencies and solicit comments on the Draft EIS and Feasibility Report. The hearing will be held 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Dallas City Hall, L1FN Auditorium, 1500 Marilla, Dallas, Texas 75201. (Enter the Dallas City Hall Garage entrance off of Field and Young Street, parking is free. Enter the building at the green doors.)  Oral, and written comments will be accepted at the meeting.


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: and SWF Facebook at:
Jim Frisinger

Release no. NR14-023