U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Host Public Meeting on Joe Pool Lake Master Plan
By Office of Communication
Posted on July 27, 2018, July 27, 2018


Joe Pool Lake Photo Credit: City of Grand Prairie

Do you enjoy boating, fishing other other recreational activities at Joe Pool Lake near Arlington's southeastern border? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting at 6 p.m on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, to provide information and receive public input toward the final draft revision of the Master Plan for Joe Pool Lake.

The meeting will be held at the Summit Activity Center, 2975 Esplanade, in Grand Prairie.

At the conclusion of a brief presentation there will be an opportunity for the public to view maps, ask questions and provide comments about the Joe Pool Lake Master Plan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 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.

The Master Plan study area includes Joe Pool Lake proper and all adjacent recreational and natural resources properties under U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' administration. Joe Pool 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 Joe Pool Lake, dated February 1981, was the original Master Plan for the lake and has never been revised. The revision is needed to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 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 will 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.

Questions pertaining to the proposed revision can be addressed to: Donald Wiese, Project Manager, at 817-866-1568 or by mail 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.

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