Category: Bois d’Arc Lake Stories

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 »

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 »

Productive Partnerships in Fannin County Help Ensure Success of Bois d’Arc Lake Project

NTWMD, local and state agencies worked together to benefit the North Texas region, ensure the success of the new reservoir By Billy George Bois d’Arc Lake was completed in the fall of 2022, the first new reservoir built in Texas in over 30 years. Decades of planning and permitting went into this new water supply,… Read more »