As part of the North Texas Municipal Water District’s commitment to our growing region, Executive Director Jenna Covington shared progress on the construction of Bois d’Arc Lake with a special tour for Congressman Pat Fallon and five staff members. Congressman Fallon represents the 4th Congressional District of Texas which includes Fannin County where the lake is located.
“We are in the final phases of work and Bois d’Arc Lake is getting closer to completion,” said Covington. “It’s important that we continue to communicate the progress on this historic milestone for all of North Texas with the many partners who have worked and collaborated with us along the way.”
Lead by Freese and Nichols’ Adam Payne, Vice President and Bois d’Arc Lake Program Construction Manager, the group received a project overview followed by a trip out to the intake tower where they learned about the embankment dam, spillways, and raw water pump station. In addition to updates from Freese and Nichols and Archer Western on the reservoir construction, Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) was also on hand to discuss the environmental enhancements to over 17,000 acres as part of this massive project. The visit was capped off by a drive over the FM 897 bridge and tour of the Bois d’Arc Lake Operations Center lead by Brian Purser, NTMWD Bois d’Arc Lake Supervisor, to learn about what it will take to keep our reservoir in top shape. This is the second time Congressman Fallon has toured the lake site, the first was in 2019 while serving in the Texas Senate.
“I had the privilege of touring the new Bois d’Arc Lake and all the work the North Texas Municipal Water District is doing to provide our constituents with water,” said Congressman Fallon. “We can’t wait to see the final product!”
Construction progress is continuing at a successful pace. The much anticipated recreational opening of Bois d’Arc Lake will be dependent on Mother Nature and some much needed increased rainfall totals to allow boaters access by later this year. Sign up for monthly updates at www.BoisdArcLake.org.