Bois d’Arc Lake is NOT open for recreation

Project Overview

Bois d’Arc Lake in Fannin County is a critical new source of water for residents and businesses served by the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). A wholesale water provider to a growing population of 2 million people in North Texas, NTMWD has been working to permit and build the reservoir since 2003. Project construction began in May of 2018.

Project Cost

The projected cost for Bois d’Arc Lake is approximately $1.6 billion. This figure covers all the project’s components including planning, permitting, land acquisition, engineering, design, construction and mitigation. It also covers separately planned projects that will treat water from the new lake and expand the regional water delivery system.

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Economic Benefits of Construction and Recreation

According to an independent economic analysis1, Bois d’Arc Lake is expected to boost local economic activity in Fannin County at least $509 million during construction and $166 million each year after completion. It will provide the water supplies necessary to attract and support new businesses and jobs across the region, as well as directly boosting taxable real estate values and generating recreational economic activity.

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The project is taking about four years to complete. Bois d’Arc Lake began to fill in 2021, with the goal of delivering treated water in 2023.