The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closes Lewisville Lake to boaters to ensure Public Safety

Published May 30, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District Acting Commander has closed Lewisville Lake to all boat traffic to ensure the public’s safety on or near the water. 

The closure is a result of inflows created by heavy rainfall in recent days and the resulting increase in lake elevation. Wakes created by boaters could potentially flood homes and damage property adjacent to the elevated shoreline. Additionally, debris and underwater obstructions create hazardous conditions so all persons around the lake are urged to stay aware of changing conditions.

"We are fully aware that this closure will temporarily cease recreation in and around the lake, but it is necessary to ensure the public’s safety," said Lt. Col. Clay Morgan, acting commander, Fort Worth District.

Latest lake levels may be viewed at and facility closure report may be viewed at

For additional information about our lake operations, please call the Fort Worth District’s Public Affairs Office at 817-886-1306.


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 Face book at:

Clay Church
819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, Texas

Release no. 15-033