Bois d’Arc Lake
Bois d’Arc Lake is the first new major reservoir in Texas in nearly 30 years. The 16,641-acre lake is located northeast of the city of Bonham in Fannin County and began to impound (hold) water on April 14, 2021. The lake’s name honors local history and recognizes the Bois d’Arc [pronounced bō-ˌdä(r)k] tree as a distinctive symbol with special significance for the region. Bois d’Arc Lake will meet the water needs and demands for our growing region of 2 million people until 2040. Low-interest funding approved by the state is paying for nearly all of the project, saving the District and ratepayers millions.
To counteract impacts and loss of habitat caused by the project, NTMWD also completed extensive environmental improvements on more than 17,000 acres near the lake, including on the former Riverby Ranch.