Month: April 2024

Bois d’Arc Lake Now Open for Recreation

Recent rainfall totals allow sufficient lake levels for public access WYLIE, TX – Apr. 17, 2024 — The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) officially opened Bois d’Arc Lake for public access today. Bois d’Arc Lake is located northeast of Bonham in Fannin County and is the newest major reservoir in Texas. Bois d’Arc Lake… Read more »

Bois d’Arc Lake Environmental Mitigation Restores Former Industrial Cattle Ranch to Thriving Forests and Wetlands

Riverby Ranch Project Includes Planting of 6 million new trees, restoration of thousands of acres of wetlands, grasslands and streams  By Galen Roberts On the former Riverby Ranch, the wildlife is coming back. In fact, multiple bird and animal species can be found everywhere across the marshes and native grasslands that make up what used… Read more »

Recreational Access Coming Soon

Bois d’Arc Lake is not yet open for recreation or boat access, but preparations are underway to open the lake to the public. Many factors are involved in ensuring a new lake is ready to open to the public including lake levels rising for sustained use of the public boat ramps, conditions on the lake… Read more »

Bois d’Arc Lake’s Completion Marks Major Milestone in NTWMD’s Long-Range Water Supply Planning Efforts

With rapid growth in the region, future planning efforts focus on bringing additional water supplies to NTMWD’s service area By R.J. Muraski Bois d’Arc Lake, Texas’ first major reservoir in nearly 30 years, is already providing water for the North Texas Municipal Water District’s Member Cities and Customers. The lake’s firm yield of 82 million… Read more »