New Signs Identify Watershed Protection Area

Just in time for National Water Quality Month highlighting the importance of water source protection, you may see Lavon Lake Watershed identifying markers being installed in several of our cities including McKinney, Frisco, and in parks and near boat ramps on Lavon Lake. These signs are a simple way to raise awareness about the Lavon Lake watershed, our water sources, water quality and conservation. A key to maintaining a healthy watershed involves working with the public, cities and partner agencies to identify and implement measures aimed at protecting and improving source water quality. We still have signs available if your city would like to partner with us on sign installation.

Contact our Watershed Manager, Galen Roberts for more information.

Lavon Lake is a vital resource for the area, providing municipal water supply, flood control, wildlife habitat and opportunities for recreation. Over 1.6 million North Texas residents rely on Lavon Lake as their primary source of drinking water. The land surrounding the lake supports a wide array of agricultural, industrial, and urban uses. The 769-square-mile watershed (492,095 acres) includes parts of Collin, Fannin, Grayson, and Hunt Counties. Although the majority of the watershed is rural, the southwestern portion of the watershed is one of the most rapidly developing urban areas in the nation.

Learn more about our efforts to manage and protect the Lavon Lake Watershed.