Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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The Fort Worth District, established in 1950 after disastrous floods in the area, is responsible for water resources development for the majority of Texas, and military design and construction in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.

Mission: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a worldwide organization that provides engineering services, environmental restoration, and construction support for a wide variety of civil and military projects. The Corps' primary civil mission is developing and managing the nation's water resources. The Corps develops projects to reduce flood damage; improves navigation channels and harbors; protects wetlands; and preserves, safeguards, and enhances the environment. The Corps' primary military mission is providing the United States armed forces with modern facilities, at home and abroad; strengthening the nation's defensive capability; and ensuring combat readiness. Additional missions of the Corps include managing federal real estate; assisting communities with emergency operations and recovery; and providing recreation opportunities. The Corps also manages major construction projects undertaken by other federal agencies to include the cleanup of Superfund sites for the EPA.

02/11/2020

#TRIVIATUESDAY

What is the Texas state animal?

#OTD in 1958, Ruth Carol Taylor is 1st African-American woman hired as flight attendant, Ithaca, New York. #BlackHistory...
02/11/2020

#OTD in 1958, Ruth Carol Taylor is 1st African-American woman hired as flight attendant, Ithaca, New York. #BlackHistoryMonth

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division
02/11/2020

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division

This week is our chance to say thanks more than 9 million Veterans of the U.S. Armed Services who are cared for in Department of Veterans Affairs. USACE and the VA have been partners is support of our veterans. For more information on National Salute to Veteran Patients go to: https://www.volunteer.va.gov/NationalSaluteVeteranPatients.asp

02/10/2020

We are hiring a Construction Control Representative in the Engineering and Construction Division in Fort Hood, TX - $64,009 to $83,210 per year. This posting closes Feb 18, 2020. Search “Fort Worth” at https://careers.usace.army.mil for latest job openings.

"Life is Better at the Lake," #USACEFortWorth's podcast highlighting our 25 lakes and their staff has 5 stars on Apple P...
02/10/2020
‎Life is Better at the Lake on Apple Podcasts

"Life is Better at the Lake," #USACEFortWorth's podcast highlighting our 25 lakes and their staff has 5 stars on Apple Podcasts! Check it out! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‎Government · 2020

#Repost U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District #MotivationalMonday! Y'all crush it now, ya hear?!
02/10/2020

#Repost U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District #MotivationalMonday! Y'all crush it now, ya hear?!

Get your cameras ready it's about to go down! #PleaseWearIt
02/10/2020

Get your cameras ready it's about to go down! #PleaseWearIt

Lights, Camera, Action! Here's a chance to possibly win a total of $8,000 in cash prizes by creating video PSAs that help encourage adults to wear life jackets! Enter at www.LifeJacketVideoContest.com and make sure you read and follow the rules. #LifeJacketsWornNobodyMourns

Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
02/10/2020

Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


02/10/2020
Friends of the Wild Whoopers

Friends of the Wild Whoopers has posted a new item on their website : "Corps, Wild Whoopers team up to save conservation icon". You may view the latest post at this link : https://friendsofthewildwhoopers.org/usace-wild-whoopers-team-up-to-save-conservation-icon/

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02/09/2020

Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

February marks National African American/Black History Month.Pictured below is a #WWII era poster depicting Pearl Harbor...
02/09/2020

February marks National African American/Black History Month.

Pictured below is a #WWII era poster depicting Pearl Harbor hero Doris "Dorie" Miller. He is the first African American to have a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier named after him.

#BlackHistoryMonth

02/09/2020

We are hiring an Interdisciplinary in the Engineering and Construction Division in White Sand Missile Range, NM - $76,721 to $99,741 per year. This posting closes Feb 17, 2020. Search “Fort Worth” at https://careers.usace.army.mil for latest job openings.

It's #NationalPizzaDay! Feb. 9th celebrates one of America’s all-time favorite foods. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-...
02/09/2020

It's #NationalPizzaDay!

Feb. 9th celebrates one of America’s all-time favorite foods. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite.

Here are some interesting facts about pizza:

* Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered.
* Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year. Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas.
* 17% of all US Restaurants are pizzerias.
* Antica Pizzeria, the first Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738.
* Gennaro Lombardi, the first Pizzeria in the United States, opened in 1895 in New York City.
* Americans consume on average 23 pounds of pizza per person each year.

February is #BlackHistoryMonth. We would like to recognize the tremendous service of those who served.Cathay Williams wa...
02/08/2020
Cathay Williams was the First African American female to enlist in the U.S. Army

February is #BlackHistoryMonth. We would like to recognize the tremendous service of those who served.

Cathay Williams was the first black female to enlist in the Army. Williams enlisted in the Army using the name William Cathay, Nov. 15, 1866.

https://www.army.mil/africanamericans/profiles/williams.html

Cathay Williams was the First African American female to enlist in the U.S. Army. The United States Army pays tribute to African American Soldiers who have served honorably from the Revolutionary War to today's Overseas Operations.

#OTD in 1944, Harry McAlpine became the first Black reporter accredited to the White House.#BlackHistoryMonth
02/08/2020

#OTD in 1944, Harry McAlpine became the first Black reporter accredited to the White House.

#BlackHistoryMonth

#SafetySaturdaySafety in Places of Public AssemblyEvery day, millions of people wake up, go to work or school, and take ...
02/08/2020

#SafetySaturday

Safety in Places of Public Assembly

Every day, millions of people wake up, go to work or school, and take part in social events. But every so often the unexpected happens: an earthquake, a fire, a chemical spill, an act of terrorism or some other disaster. Routines change drastically, and people are suddenly aware of how fragile their lives and routines can be. Each disaster can have lasting effects — people may be seriously injured or killed, and devastating and costly property damage can occur. People entering any public assembly building need to be prepared in case of an emergency.

During an Emergency:
• React immediately. If an alarm sounds, you see smoke or fire, or some other unusual disturbance immediately exit the building in an orderly fashion.
• Get out, stay out! Once you have escaped, stay out. Under no circumstances should you ever go back into a burning building. Let trained firefighters conduct rescue operations.
• GO to your outside meeting place and stay there. Call 911. If someone is trapped in the building, notify 911.
• If you can’t get out because of fire, smoke or a disability, STUFF wet towels or sheets around the door and vents to keep smoke out.
• CALL 911 and tell them where you are.
• OPEN a window slightly and wave a bright cloth to signal your location. Be prepared to close the window if it makes the smoke condition worse.
• Fire department evacuation of a high-rise building can take a long time. Communicate with 911 to monitor evacuation status.

#OTD in 1933, it was -23°F in Seminole, Texas (state record).Pictured is main street Seminole in 1909.
02/08/2020

#OTD in 1933, it was -23°F in Seminole, Texas (state record).

Pictured is main street Seminole in 1909.

#OTD in 1918, "Stars & Stripes," weekly newspaper of the U.S. Armed Forces, first published.
02/08/2020

#OTD in 1918, "Stars & Stripes," weekly newspaper of the U.S. Armed Forces, first published.

#OTD in 1865, Martin Robison Delany was the first Black Major in U.S. Army.#BlackHistoryMonth
02/08/2020

#OTD in 1865, Martin Robison Delany was the first Black Major in U.S. Army.

#BlackHistoryMonth

02/08/2020

Coming at you with a haul road air bridge assembly update for the Lewisville Dam safety Modification Project. Stay tuned for when we push the bridge across; it should be exciting!

02/07/2020

We are hiring an Project Coordinator in the Engineering and Construction Division in Fort Worth, TX - $68,994 to $89,691 per year. This posting closes Feb 14, 2020. Search “Fort Worth” at https://careers.usace.army.mil for latest job openings.

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02/07/2020

Texas A&M Forest Service

Today, Texas A&M Forest Service worked with the Waco Fire Department, Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the City of Waco - Public Information to conduct an #rxburn on the Waco Wetlands in McClennan County. This prescribed burn promoted the removal of invasive species and the restoration of native grasses. 🔥 #goodfire

02/07/2020

We are hiring an Engineering Technician (CIVIL) in the Operations Division in Jasper, TX - $64,009 to $83,210 per year. This posting closes Feb. 14, 2020. Search “Fort Worth” at https://careers.usace.army.mil for latest job openings.

02/07/2020

We are hiring an Engineering Technician (CIVIL) in the Operations Division in Grapevine, TX - $68,994 to $89,691 per year. This posting closes Feb 11, 2020. Search “Fort Worth” at https://careers.usace.army.mil for latest job openings.

#OTD in 1948, Omar Nelson Bradley succeeded Dwight Eisenhower as US Army Chief of Staff. He then became the first Chairm...
02/07/2020

#OTD in 1948, Omar Nelson Bradley succeeded Dwight Eisenhower as US Army Chief of Staff. He then became the first Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff on Aug. 16, 1949.

#NationalWearRedDay is an annual campaign to raise heart disease awareness in women. Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in ...
02/07/2020
Go Red for Women

#NationalWearRedDay is an annual campaign to raise heart disease awareness in women.

Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women. These diseases are 80 percent preventable according to Go Red for Women’s official website. www.goredforwomen.org .

Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Learn more, get involved, and take action!

In 1882, Isaiah Milligan Terrell became principal of East Ninth Colored School in Fort Worth. The school was later named...
02/07/2020

In 1882, Isaiah Milligan Terrell became principal of East Ninth Colored School in Fort Worth. The school was later named “I.M. Terrell High School” and was the first and only high school for black students for decades. #BlackHistoryMonth #ThisIsFortWorth

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fte56

#USACEFortWorth Commander Col. Kenneth Reed visited the Petroleum Club Fort Worth to speak with the Society of American ...
02/06/2020

#USACEFortWorth Commander Col. Kenneth Reed visited the Petroleum Club Fort Worth to speak with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Fort Worth Post regarding the Fort Worth District and upcoming contracting opportunities.

02/06/2020

We are hiring a Student Trainee (Maintenance) in the Operations Division in Jefferson, TX - $18.66 to $21.78 per hour. This posting closes Feb. 12, 2020. Search “Fort Worth” at https://careers.usace.army.mil for latest job openings.

#TBT #ThrowbackThursdaySnow on Main Street in Fort Worth, Jan. 1948.
02/06/2020

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday

Snow on Main Street in Fort Worth, Jan. 1948.

#USACEFortWorth Commander Col. Kenneth Reed recently visited a border infrastructure project site near McAllen, Texas to...
02/06/2020

#USACEFortWorth Commander Col. Kenneth Reed recently visited a border infrastructure project site near McAllen, Texas to discuss border barrier construction with USACE personnel and contractors

The February 2020 edition of The Corps Environment is now available: http://ow.ly/vPgC50yciq8This edition highlights the...
02/06/2020

The February 2020 edition of The Corps Environment is now available: http://ow.ly/vPgC50yciq8

This edition highlights the successful implementation of a variety of projects and initiatives across the enterprise as a result of partnership and collaboration.

02/06/2020

Hey TEXAS! If y’all have any photos of snow on #USACEFortWorth lands, comment below!

#BlackHistoryMonth
02/05/2020
USACE South Pacific Division

#BlackHistoryMonth

Flipper was the first African-American to be commissioned in the Army, or any other branch of the U.S. military and became the first African-American officer to command African-American Soldiers when he assumed command of Troop A, 10th Calvary Regiment, also known as the Buffalo Soldiers, at Fort Sill, Okla. Before Flipper took command, all African-American units were commanded by white officers.

#WaterSafetyWednesday - Cold weather means water may be iced over and ice is NEVER 100% safe. The minimum guideline for ...
02/05/2020

#WaterSafetyWednesday - Cold weather means water may be iced over and ice is NEVER 100% safe. The minimum guideline for walking or fishing on new, clear ice is 4-inches thick. Also, remember to always wear a life jacket when on or near water!

http://ow.ly/zEdr50y2cmQ

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters
02/04/2020

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters

On this date Rosa Parks was born. (February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005)

The United States Congress has called her “the first lady of civil rights” and the mother of the freedom movement. Her actions of strength and courage during a turbulent time of discrimination has left a legacy for future generations.

Her image can be found in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. For more information go to: https://www.aoc.gov/art/other-statues/rosa-parks.

#OTD...1789 1st US electoral college chose George Washington as President and John Adams as Vice-President1941 United Se...
02/04/2020

#OTD...

1789 1st US electoral college chose George Washington as President and John Adams as Vice-President

1941 United Service Organization (USO) founded

2004 Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room

02/04/2020

True or False

Texas is #6 in the top 10 honey producing states.

02/03/2020

2+2=4... You+#USACEForthWorth=a rewarding career.

We are hiring an Accounting Technician in the Resource Management Division - $46,619 to $60,600 per year. This posting closes Feb 10, 2020. Search “Fort Worth” at https://careers.usace.army.mil for latest job openings.

#OTD 1947 Percival Prattis was the 1st black reporter in US Congressional press gallery2009 Eric Holder becomes 82nd and...
02/03/2020

#OTD

1947 Percival Prattis was the 1st black reporter in US Congressional press gallery

2009 Eric Holder becomes 82nd and 1st African American US Attorney General, succeeding Michael Mukasey

#BlackHistoryMonth

#OTD in...1848: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican-American War: U.S. acquires Texas, California, New Mexico and A...
02/02/2020

#OTD in...

1848: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican-American War: U.S. acquires Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona for $15 million

1901: Army Reorganization Act, establishing Female Army Nurse Corps and placing minimum number soldiers at 58,000

1964: GI Joe debuts

Will this little rascal see his shadow??? We hope not. According to Groundhog Day tradition, if Punxsutawney Phil @Groun...
02/02/2020

Will this little rascal see his shadow??? We hope not. According to Groundhog Day tradition, if Punxsutawney Phil @GroundhogClub sees his shadow and returns to his hole, he has predicted six more weeks of winter-like weather.

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Mission The Fort Worth District provides vital public engineering services, in peace and war, to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters.

Vision A GREAT engineering force of highly disciplined people working with our partners through disciplined thought and action to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to the Nation's engineering.

The Fort Worth District, established in 1950 after disastrous floods in the area, is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and military design and construction in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. The District:


  • covers a geographical area of approximately 410,000 square miles and employs more than 1600 team members.

  • has constructed 25 lakes, two major floodways and many local projects. These projects cost $2.6 billion to build, but have prevented more than $68 billion in flood damages.

  • operates and maintains reservoirs and lakes for outdoor recreation opportunities for millions of visitors annually, while also furnishing approximately 35 percent of Texas’ water supply.

  • supervises design and construction at Army and Air Force installations in three states, including facilities such as family housing, training and aircraft facilities, schools, child care centers, clinics and hospitals.

  • executed a total of $1,827M worth of contracts for fiscal year 2013.
  • The Fort Worth District manages one of the largest military construction programs in the Corps and supports customers with design and construction projects at 17 active Army and Air Force installations in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana.

    The district also assists Army and Air Force Reserve customers in Louisiana and Texas, provides operation and maintenance support to installations in three states, and leases facilities for military recruiting commands.

    Fort Sam Houston

    The BRAC Medical Construction Program consists of four major components:

    📷Aerial view of BRAC medical construction at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.


  • The Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center Renovation/Construction Program

  • The Medical Education and Training Campus

  • The Laboratory/Research Facility Construction Program

  • The Clinic Construction/Upgrade Program
  • Projects to expand and renovate Brooke Army Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston are moving forward. A groundbreaking ceremony took place in December 2008 for construction of a 768,000 square foot tower addition, 306,000 square feet of renovations, and construction of a 5,000 space parking garage. Design work has begun on a project to replace Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB. Wilford Hall will become an ambulatory outpatient care facility, transferring inpatient responsibilities to Brooke Army Medical Center. When the projects at the two medical centers are finished, they will be re-designated as the north and south campuses of the San Antonio Military Medical Center. The total cost of the SAMMC program is projected to be about $1.3 billion, which is coming from BRAC and other funding sources. The Medical Education and Training Campus program includes 13 buildings to support the realignment of Air Force and Navy medical enlisted personnel training from San Diego NAS, Great Lakes NAS, and Sheppard AFB to Fort Sam Houston. The Army medical enlisted personnel training is currently taking place at Fort Sam Houston. Once completed, METC will provide training for all three services together in the same buildings. The total cost of the METC construction program is projected to be $807 million, including BRAC and other funds. The third major component is the construction of new research and laboratory facilities. This $190 million program will construct the Joint Center of Excellence for Battlefield Health and Trauma Research and a Tri-Service Research Laboratory. The Battlefield Health and Trauma facility is scheduled for completion in early 2010. The contract to build the Tri-Service Lab was awarded in April 2009. The fourth component is the Clinic Program which upgrades and constructs troop outpatient clinical and dental facilities on Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. The total construction program is valued at $86 million. The health clinic on Camp Bullis was completed November 2009. The Fort Sam Houston Primary Care Clinic is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2010. Addition and renovations to the Budge Dental Clinic on Fort Sam Houston are scheduled for completion by the fall of 2010.

    Fort Bliss

    📷Aerial view of the Fort Bliss Expansion program in El Paso, Texas.

    The Fort Bliss Expansion program reached a major milestone with the turnover of the 1st Brigade Combat Team Complex. The expansion program was established in FY06 with a mission to build facilities for nearly 20,000 Soldiers and 30,000 family members. This original mission expanded and construction is now underway for two additional Brigade Combat Teams. These units raise the planned Soldier population to approximately 37,000. All BRAC and MILCON projects are designed and constructed under the Army’s MILCON Transformation Program. The Program Office is using the Land Development Engineer/Product-line Approach to accomplish the majority of BRAC and MILCON projects. Using the product-line approach, there team members performing work across six Districts; Fort Worth, Galveston, Tulsa, Little Rock, Albuquerque, and Sacramento along with team members from the Centers of Standardization. Additionally, the expansion program includes Range and Training Facility Projects focused on Soldier training needs and a Medical Program responsible for medical and dental facilities. This is an enormous expansion program with a total budget exceeding $4.5 billion. The current construction placement is nearly $20M per week. This is a fast tracked program. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team Complex was delivered in the Summer of 2009. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team Complex will be delivered the Summer of 2010; and the new Headquarters building for the 1st Armored Division is under construction and will be delivered in 2011.

    Central Texas Area Office

    The CTAO currently has over 40 active contracts valued in excess of $.5 billion being managed and supported by 70 USACE members within the area and at the various Installations. Installations covered include Fort Hood, Dyess, Goodfellow, and Laughlin Air Force Bases. The projects cover the entire spectrum of military construction projects from Child Care Development Centers, Religious and Family Support Facilities, Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facilities, Troop Dining Facilities, various Operations Facilities, Air Force Dormitories, an assortment of medical projects, Army Reserve and National Guard Centers, Aircraft Hangars and Modular Barracks.

    Fort Polk

    In support of the FSF – TT Mission, Manufacture, transport and install 96 modular buildings & utility systems repair at North Fort Polk. Project consists of renovations and repairs to existing electrical and utility lines as well as new main sewer lines, lateral sewer lines, individual building service lines, primary and secondary electric service, gas lines and meters, fire protection lines including valves and hydrants, and including making connections to existing buildings and new building systems.

    📷San Antonio Channel - Historic Mission Reach at Ashley Road (EXISTING)

    The Fort Worth District Civil Works missions include flood damage reduction, ecosystem restoration, water supply, recreation, fish and wildlife mitigation and environmental stewardship. The district’s Operations and Maintenance program includes 25 multi-purpose projects, three hydropower plants, 685,000 acres of land management, 397000 acres of water manaement and 340 recreation areas which receive over 25 million visitors annually. Our reservoirs have prevented more than $68 billion in flood damages since their construction, while also storing 35 percent of the state’s potable water supply.The district has built 58 flood control and/or multi-purpose projects.

    📷San Antonio Channel - Historic Mission Reach at Ashley Road (PLANNED)

    The district’s civil works area of responsibility covers approximately 53 percent of the state of Texas and portions of 10 river basins from the Rio Grande River in the Southwest to the Red River in the Northeast.The district is collaborating with numerous river authorities, Federal, state and local governments, and resource agencies on water resource studies within the Trinity, San Antonio, Guadalupe, Nueces, Brazos, Sulphur, Rio Grande and Lower Colorado River basins. The issues addressed in these studies range from large, complex, multi-purpose basin-wide water resource problems to smaller localized problems.

    📷The Fort Worth District supports a checkpoint facility's program for U.S. Customs and Border Protection such as this new unit completed June 2009 in Uvalde.

    The Fort Worth District provides a variety of services to other Federal agencies. Current projects include the design and construction of two Border Patrol Stations and two Customs and Border Protection Checkpoints. These facilities are in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency and their mission to secure the southern border of Texas.

    Additional projects include real estate acquisition, procurement and administrative services for other agencies. The district also provides extensive planning and environmental services for various agencies throughout the district boundary.

    The Fort Worth District has deployed over 100 of its members, some of which have deployed multiple times, as part of the military and civilian contingent of the Army Corps of Engineers in the Middle East. Fort Worth District members, along with other Corps personel, have worked closely with other governmental and non-governmental agencies in both Iraq and Afghanistan. They provide technical assistance and construction services in support of USACE's overseas contingency operations. Fort Worth District employees assist in meeting the basic needs of the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan. By developing local capacity and literally paving the road to democracy, District employees continue to offer hope to future generations of both countries.

    The Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program is implemented under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 for two-thirds of the State of Texas, including three very large, fast-growing metropolitan areas – Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin – and some of the fastest growing cities in the nation. The Program:


  • protects functions of the aquatic environment while rendering fair and reasonable decisions in as efficient a manner as possible.

  • expedites permit evaluations for high priority NCTCOG projects through a signed Memorandum of Agreement between the Corps and NCTCOG under section 214 of the Water Resources Devlopment Act of 2000.

  • works regularly and effectively with numerous Federal agencies, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; state agencies, such as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and Texas Department of Transportation; and regional and local agencies, such as the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Lower Colorado River Authority.

  • regularly conducts outreach programs to educate the public about the elements of the Corps Regulatory Program.

  • streamlines regulatory actions in areas determined to be national priorities, including national security, energy, transportation and stream and wetland restoration.

  • handles permit applications for a large number of high profile projects in the areas of residential, commercial, and industrial development, energy production (primarily oil, gas and lignite), transportation (including very large projects associated with the TransTexas Project), and water supply development, including large proposed reservoir projects such as Lake Columbia.

  • approves and oversees the operation of 15 mitigation banks located in north, east and central Texas, with approximately 25 bank proposals currently being evaluated.

  • handles a large number of permit actions -- approximately 1,000 each fiscal year.
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    Comments

    Curious about any plan to lower flooding. Grapevine is by far the most flooded lake in the basin. Approaching 5 feet it floods popular parks and impacts plants and animals as well.
    Beautiful December Sunset Lake Wright Patman
    Are there any Plans to lower Lake Sam Rayburn in the near future ?
    Thank you to ranger Jen We all enjoyed National parks and land day here at Somerville lake
    Can you snare hogs at wright patman lake
    Some of us hunters at Wright Patman Lake would appreciate it if the Ft. Worth District Office would look into the sketchy and possibly underhanded way the Head Ranger here is handling the issuance of doe tags. Certain hunters are "randomly" drawn and issued multiple doe tags while other hunters are "randomly" wasting our time entering the drawing. Excuse me if I misunderstood something, but I thought the Lake is public property, and the Corps' role is to manage it for the people. This one appears to be operated like a private lease, with favors being dispensed in a very NON-random manner. What really stinks is that last year and this year, the people in the office told me (and others) that a hunter could only win one tag in one compartment. Now I've learned that statement was absolutely not true. There are individuals who last year and this year have been given multiple doe tags. When I spoke with the head ranger there by phone this morning, he immediately gave me some attitude for inquiring how they could give multiple tags to some hunters, while excluding others from the opportunity to take a doe. He even asked "What would you say if I told you I can just shut down the doe program, then?" I responded with "I'd say maybe you've been in charge at Wright Patman too long, and you've come to think you own it". I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with someone higher up the ladder. If this isn't resolved quickly and fairly, I will be contacting my Congressman and Senators. If someone wants to call me, send a PM and I'll send my phone number.
    I ride out at Rocky Creek Park and have been doing so for probably 25 years or a little more. This is one of my favorite places to go up until we've had to deal with park ranger Chris Brewer. A friend of mine made these signs and with permission placed them in the certain areas along the trail at Rocky Creek. If you will take notice of the one at the very top that says "Skinny Dip Cove". This particular sign was made to replace the sign that has been there for as long as I have been riding at Rocky Creek Park and is a favorite spot for us to swim the horses and picnic. My friend and I went riding there today and we're told that park ranger Brewer said that the sign for "Skinny Dip Cove" had to be removed because he thought it was inappropriate and was afraid one of his supervisors would see it. Like I said this sign has been there for years and years and no one has ever complained up until now. I can't tell you how hard that Chris Brewer has been to work with and in fact just recently opened up Rocky Creek Park after having it closed since last October for reasons that many of us don't believe were satisfactory reasons. I understand that he has the authority to do what he does but, I wish someone that is above him would take a look at this sign and see if they think it is inappropriate. My friend took time to really decorate these and make them nice and we have gotten several compliments on them from other women that ride out there at Rocky Creek and no one has said that they were inappropriate. Today while riding out there evidently there was a scheduled work day to help clear some of the trails and put markers out and Chris Brewer was supposed to be out there to help but as usual he had something more important to do and has stated on a couple of occasions that Rocky Creek Park is not high on his priority list. I would like to know if someone that is higher up than Chris Brewer thinks that this sign is inappropriate. I was saddened to hear that while the group was out there they could not remove the sign, because my friend had put it in there to stay, so they sprayed it with orange spray paint which I think was not nice to do. It could have been removed or they could have asked my friend to remove it so that she could keep it if she wanted to instead of defacing it. Just my opinion.....
    Why are yall STILL dumping sooo much water out of Lake Whitney? Average of over 1.5" per day? It was 23ft high 2 months ago and is below full pool now and going down fast. Why not leave it a little high (it is a flood control lake built to hold water) and then dump water slowly and keep it at or above full pool? Just seems ridiculous to be dumping so much water so fast and still doing it. You should have slowed down on the "BIG WATER DUMP" and kept some of that water for power generation and kept the lake full with these daily dumps not taking it below full pool. Poor water management if you ask me and many others I know.
    When are we going to be able to camp on Lake Benbrook again?
    LIVE IN STARZVILLE TX NEAR COMAL PARK ON CANYON LAKE. WHEN PARK GETS FULL, CORP CLOSES PARK ON STREET ENTRANCE, WHICH DOES NOT GIVE PUBLIC ROOM TO TURN AROUND. THEY THEN PROCEED WITH VEHICLES SOME WITH TRAILERS DOWN TO MY HOUSE AND TURN AROUND IN MY YARD. THEY ARE TEARING UP MY PROPERTY BECAUSE YOUR POLICY. IF YOU CLOSE THEN FINE, BUT LET THEM TURN AROUND ON YOUR PROPERTY NOT MINE!!!.
    Are there any boat ramps open at Lake Waco yet?
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