An access road leads down the upstream side of the Lewisville Lake dam from just east of the flood gates. (Photo by Christina Ulsh)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives will host public meetings on May 2 and May 4 to provide information and receive public input on an initiative to revise the Master Plan for Lewisville Lake.

The meetings will be identical and held at two separate locations for public convenience. The May 2 meeting will be held at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, 1860 Summit Avenue. The May 4 meeting will be at the Lakeside Middle School auditorium, 400 Lobo Lane. Both meetings will have a formal presentation beginning at 6 p.m., followed by an open house forum for individual one-on-one discussion with Corps representatives. The public can view maps, ask questions and provide comments about the project. Comment forms and instructions for making comments will be provided at the meeting. The formal presentation to be used at the meetings will be available shortly before the meeting on the USACE website.

The current Master Plan for Lewisville Lake was completed in June 1985 to address the land management needs stemming from the permanent increase in the normal or conservation pool elevation from 515 feet above mean sea level to 522 feet. A major supplement to the Master Plan was completed in May 2004 to address needed land classification changes and establish utility corridors. The Master Plan is in need of revision to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends and national USACE management policy. Key topics to be addressed in the revised Master Plan include revised land classifications, revised natural and recreational resource management objectives, utility corridors, recreation facility needs and special topics such as invasive species management. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the Master Plan.

Questions pertaining to the proposed revision can be addressed to Donald Wiese at 817–886–1568 or donald.n.wiese@usace.army.mil.