WALLISVILLE, Texas --
WALLISVILLE, Texas (February 22, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Wallisville Lake Project Office will host a public meeting to provide information and receive public input for its Master Plan revision for the Wallisville Lake Project.
The meeting is scheduled for March 12 from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Whites Park Community Center, 222 White Park Rd, Wallisville, Texas 77597.
The meeting will begin with a presentation, followed by an open house for attendees to view current project maps, ask questions and provide comments about the project and future land use classification.
The Corps 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.
The Plan study area will include Wallisville Lake Project proper and all adjacent recreational and natural resources properties under Corps administration. Revision of the Plan will not address in detail the technical operational aspects of the reservoir related to the water supply of the project.
The Wallisville Lake Project serves five purposes: navigation, salinity control, water supply, fish and wildlife enhancement, and recreation.
The current Master Plan, dated August 1996, is in need of revision to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends and USACE management policy.
Topics to be addressed include revised land classifications, new natural and recreational resource management objectives, and recreation facility needs. Special topics that will be addressed include invasive species management, threatened and endangered species habitat. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the Master Plan.
Located 40 miles east of downtown Houston at the intersection of the Trinity River and Interstate 10, the Wallisville Lake Project is designed to primarily prevent the intrusion of saltwater up the Trinity River in order to conserve fresh water and to protect fresh water intakes for local municipalities, including the City of Houston.
In addition to protecting the fresh water supply source, the project supports navigation of commercial and recreational boats, serves as a water supply, is a favorite recreational destination among Southeast Texans and supports an array of fish and wildlife habitats.
For more information about the Wallisville Lake Project Office, call (409) 389-2285 or visit the office’s site online at http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Locations/Wallisville-Lake-Project-Office/Wallisville-Lake-Master-Plan-Page/. For questions pertaining to the proposed revision can be addressed to: Capt. Chuck Ciliske, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1140 US Army Corps Rd, Wallisville, Texas 77597 or at WallisvilleMasterPlan@usace.army.mil.
The USACE Galveston District was established in 1880 as the first engineer district in Texas to oversee river and harbor improvements. The district is directly responsible for maintaining more than 1,000 miles of channel, including 270 miles of deep draft and 750 miles of shallow draft as well as the Colorado River Locks and Brazos River Floodgates.
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