Little Elm News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2017

Army Corps of Engineers set meeting on lake master plan

LITTLE ELM (April 24, 2017) Based on the close relationship Little Elm residents enjoy with Lewisville Lake, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has scheduled a public meeting in Town to share information and to gather comments in anticipation of revising the lake’s master plan.

Representatives of the Fort Worth District of USACE will host the meeting on Thursday, May 4 in the auditorium of Lakeside Middle School, 400 Lobo Lane, starting at 6 p.m. The meeting will open with a presentation by USACE, followed by opportunities for attendees to ask questions, review maps and provide comments.

Residents will be asked to comment on the section of the master plan that addresses recreational, natural and cultural aspects of the lake and the lake’s immediate surroundings that fall under USACE administration.

The Little Elm meeting follows an identical meeting in Lewisville on May 2. At both meetings, comment forms as well as instructions on how to submit comments following the meetings will be provided. The presentation to be used at the two meetings will be available on the USACE website at http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/About/Lakes-and-Recreation-Information/Master-Plan-Updates.

Among the topics that will not be addressed by the presentation and for which public comments are not sought are the technical operation of the lake and its maintenance; the lake’s water supply; flood risk management; the Shoreline Management Plan; private docks; and vegetation modification of public land by adjacent landowners.

The current master plan is over 30 years old, and requires updating because of changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends and national USACE management policy changes. Plan revisions will address land classifications, new natural and recreational management objectives, utility corridors, recreation facility needs and invasive species management.

Questions on the process can be addressed to Donald Wiese at Donald.n.wiese@usace.army.mil or by calling (817) 886-1568.


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