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Bois d’Arc Lake Project Recognized by the North Central Texas Council of Governments

June 19, 2019

Judges identified the project as an example of Development Excellence

Wylie, Texas — June 19, 2019

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has recognized the North Texas Municipal Water District’s Bois d’Arc Lake project as winner of a 2019 Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence (CLIDE) Award.  The award was announced on Friday, June 14, 2019 during the NCTCOG annual General Assembly.

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) is building Bois d’Arc Lake in Fannin County to serve future water needs for nearly 80 communities across North Texas, and provide recreation and economic benefits for citizens in Fannin County and neighboring communities.  It took almost 15 years to design the reservoir and receive the necessary federal and state permits.

The Bois d’Arc Lake project was recognized by a jury of national experts in the fields of architecture, urban planning and development.  The jurors felt the project is an excellent example of Special Development in the North Central Texas Region.

“We are honored this project has been recognized by the panel of judges, our peers and the North Central Texas Council of Governments,” said Tom Kula, Executive Director of NTMWD.  “This is the first major reservoir in Texas in 30 years and it will help meet the water needs of residents in North Texas for decades to come.”

Construction on the 16,641 acre reservoir began in May 2018. NTMWD expects to begin impounding water in the fall of 2020, and begin delivering treated water from the new lake in late 2022.  For more information about Bois d’Arc Lake, visit


The North Texas Municipal Water District is a regional wholesale provider of water, wastewater and solid waste disposal services for approximately 1.7 million residents across 10 counties – a service territory covering 2,200 square miles.

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