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Posted on: May 11, 2020

USACE to host virtual public review of the Lewisville Lake Master Plan Revision

The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host an online review to provide information and receive public input on the final draft revision of the Master Plan for Lewisville Lake.

Normally, USACE would conduct a face-to-face public workshop to announce the availability of the draft revised master plan, but precautions associated with the COVID-19 virus have made it necessary to conduct the public involvement process online instead of hosting a face-to-face workshop.

Several documents are posted for easy review on the USACE website. For those who do not have internet access, a printed copy of the draft revised master plan will be available for in-office review when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and the lake office is reopened to the public. If review of a printed copy is needed, please call 469-645-9100 and ask to speak with a staff member familiar with the master plan revision. The Corps will create a list of those wanting to review a printed copy and will contact those individuals when the lake office is reopened to the public. Printed copies will not be available for public distribution. The Lewisville Lake office is located at 1801 North Mill Street, Lewisville, Texas 75057.

Documents posted for online public review include:

  • A YouTube video of the Online Presentation
  • A pdf copy of the Online Public Review Presentation
  • The 2020 Draft Revised Master Plan for Lewisville Lake
  • The 2004 Master Plan Supplement for Lewisville Lake
  • Comment Form

Please note that the pdf copy and the narrated PowerPoint provide the same information.

USACE defines the master plan as the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the life of the water resource development project. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the master plan.

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The master plan study area includes Lewisville Lake proper to include the Ray Roberts Lake Greenbelt Corridor and all adjacent recreational and natural resource properties under USACE administration. Lewisville Lake is a multi-purpose reservoir constructed and managed for flood risk management, water supply, fish and wildlife, and recreation. The current Master Plan for Lewisville Lake is dated June 1985, and a major supplement to the master plan was completed in May 2004. The 2004 supplement provides the current land classifications and management objectives. No other changes to the Master Plan have been implemented since the 2004 supplement. The revision is needed to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends, and USACE management policy.

Key topics to be addressed in the revised master plan include revised land classifications, new natural and recreational resource management objectives, recreation facility needs, and special topics such as utility corridors and recreational boating. Revision of the master plan does not address in detail the technical operational aspects of the reservoir related to the water supply, flood risk management, or shoreline management permitting missions of the project.

Comments may be submitted online by filling out the Comment Form and clicking on the link provided on the comment form, or mailing comments to the address below. Only written comments will be accepted. The comment period begins May 8 and ends June 22, 2020.

Questions pertaining to the proposed revision can be addressed to: Donald Wiese, Project Manager, CESWF-PEC-TP, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300, (817) 886-1568.

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