In partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, NTMWD is proactively developing a watershed protection plan to help protect and improve water quality in Lavon Lake.

A watershed protection plan (WPP) is a voluntary (non-regulatory) approach for identifying and addressing source water quality issues. This project is funded through a grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.

The draft Watershed Protection Plan is now open for public comments from July 6 – August 4, 2017.

Lavon Lake has been monitored since 1971 by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and NTMWD. There are no impairments to water quality that have been identified in the lake; however, the most recent Texas Integrated Report of Surface Water Quality – which describes the condition of all monitored streams in the state – showed elevated levels of bacteria in the East Fork of the Trinity River above Lavon Lake and Wilson Creek. Although current treatment processes remove all bacteria, increases in other pollutants, such as nutrients, could lead to additional treatment costs.

Public Involvement

Input from local stakeholders – individual citizens, landowners, homeowners, businesses, and city and county officials, among others – is a critical part of the process. Partners supporting this process include: the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), Collin County, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Interested participants can join the Lavon Lake Watershed Partnership team, participate in meetings and provide input on the Lavon Lake Watershed Protection Plan. Contact our Watershed Manager to find out how you can get involved. Read our Lavon Lake Watershed Protection Plan Fact Sheet to learn more.

Timeline of Events

Sep. 13, 2016
1st Project Kickoff Meeting in McKinney
Sep. 20, 2016
2nd Project Kickoff Meeting in Wylie
Oct. 13, 2016
Texas Watershed Steward Workshop in McKinney
Nov. 15, 2016
1st Monthly WPP Development Meeting in McKinney
Dec. 13, 2016
Monthly WPP Development Meeting
Jan. 24, 2017
Monthly WPP Development Meeting
Feb. 21, 2017
Monthly WPP Development Meeting
Mar. 28, 2017
Monthly WPP Development Meeting
Apr. 25, 2017
Monthly WPP Development Meeting
May 23, 2017
Monthly WPP Development Meeting
June 20, 2017
July 6, 2017

Draft Watershed Protection Plan