Fannin County, Texas -- Representatives of North Texas Water District (NTMWD) and Fannin County officials met Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Bonham City Hall for a work session to discuss the Bois d'Arc Lake Shoreline Management Plan that is currently being developed, as well as a Watershed Protection Plan that will be implemented later to protect water quality for the reservoir.
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is all about conservation, education about aquatic ecosystems, and advocating for fishing. Tours for schools are always welcome as well as individuals and families, and it is worth the trip.
The Toyota ShareLunker Program, The Inland Fisheries Denison District - Texas Parks and Wildlife, and North Texas Municipal Water District came to the footprint of Bois d'Arc Lake on Tuesday, October 29 to help improve the fishery even before the lake is impounded.
FANNIN CO., Tex. (KXII) "So we know that these have good genetics and it's a good way to get these fish started in this lake so that the population can only expand as the lake fills," says Greg Cummings with Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Construction is on schedule and under budget for the 2021 completion of the first lake to be built in Texas in the past 30 years. The immediate and long-term benefits from the construction of Bois d’Arc Lake for Fannin and surrounding counties are staggering as this Northeast Texas county shares its water resources with a growing and thirsty population to the west.
Dan Bennett claims he has never been one to get excited about very much. That’s interesting, because these days the 38-year-old fisheries scientist is feeling the nervous energy of a guy about to become a father for the very first time.
Significant progress is being made on the largest construction project in all of North Texas: the creation of a new reservoir in Fannin County. Bois d’Arc Lake is the first new major reservoir to be built in Texas in nearly 30 years, according to the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD).
The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) manages the design, operation, and maintenance of water, wastewater and solid waste disposal systems across a massive service territory spanning 2,200 square miles. Overseeing the water supply needs of nearly 80 communities can be daunting, especially considering this 10-county area is expected to double in size by 2050.
Commissioners say the incoming Bois d'Arc Lake is the biggest thing to ever happen to Fannin County. Laura Henriquez and Thomas Brewer manage the Hidden Valley RV park near Dodd City, just feet away from where the shore of Bois d'Arc Lake will soon be.
The Fannin County Sheriff's Office is getting $2.5 million for lake patrol and more. The 16,000 acre Bois d'Arc Lake is under construction. Now, the sheriff's office has a contract with the water district to add new equipment, lake patrol and even a new communication system.