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Title: Detailed Project Report and Environmental Assessment for Lake Lewisville Section 1135 Ecosystem Restoration Project, Denton and Collin County, Texas
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Fort Worth District
Keywords: Garza-Little Elm Reservoir (Tex.)
Restoration ecology
Environmental protection
Environmental management
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Fort Worth District
Abstract: This Detailed Project Report/Environmental Assessment is submitted under the authority of Section 1135(b) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986, as amended (33 USC 2201). The purpose of this feasibility study is to identify areas of ecosystem degradation, evaluate measures to restore important ecological resources, and recommend a plan for implementation, if one can be found that is technically feasible, environmentally acceptable, and supported by the non-Federal partner. The goal of the recommended restoration plan would be to restore wetland and riparian communities to benefit the variety of resident and migratory wildlife that utilize the study area. Lake Lewisville is located in the southern portion of Denton County, Texas, approximately 25 miles northwest of the City of Dallas central business district, and was created by the impoundment of the Elm Fork Trinity River to provide flood control and water conservation for north-central Texas. After construction of the Lewisville Dam and subsequent impoundment of the Elm Fork Trinity River, a substantial acreage of wetlands and bottomland and upland forests were permanently altered due to prolonged inundation. Further degradation of shoreline habitats occurred when the conservation pool was permanently raised in 1988. The study area, comprised of old fields, remnant riparian and bottomland forests, and lacustrine wetlands, lies within the Hackberry Creek and Stewart Creek watersheds, and was found to be suitable for ecosystem restoration.
Description: Detailed Project Report and Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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