Hords Creek Lake nears conservation pool for first time in nine years

Published June 13, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hords Creek Lake staff announced today its anticipation of the lake to reach conservation pool for the first time since August 2007.  

Hords Creek Lake, located in Coleman, Texas is at a current elevation of 1898.82 feet, 1.18 feet below conservation pool. The last time Hords Creek was at conservation pool, or 1900 feet, was in August 2007. 

“What we are seeing now at the lake is a stark contrast compared to levels in Jun 2011 when the lake elevation was 1882.80 which is 17.2 feet below conservation pool,” said James Thompson. Hords Creek Lake manager.  

Lake staff have lifted the no wake zone that was imposed on the entire lake in 2011 and have opened two boat ramps for public use.  

With the increase in boating and lake activities, park rangers will conduct boat patrols and courtesy safety checks to promote boating and water safety. The Corps also reminds the public to exercise caution and wear properly fitted and approved life jackets when in or around the water. 



 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 Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/usacefortworth/

Randy Cephus
819 Taylor St., Fort Worth, TX

Release no. 16-042