Dam construction begins on North Texas reservoirDam construction begins on North Texas reservoirhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=202952018-06-07T05:00:00Z2018-06-07T23:15:00Z

​​North Texas Municipal Lake map in Fannin County.​FANNIN COUNTY – Officials broke ground on North Texas Municipal Lake dam, formerly known as the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir, late May 2018. 

The reservoir, set to cost $1.6 billion, is the first major North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) project in almost 30 years.

The 90-foot dam will create the new 16,641-acre lake capable of storing 367,500 acre-feet of water (120 billion gallons).

Construction should take three years.

Depending on rainfall, it will take another two years to fill the lake to an operation level—beginning operation by 2022.

The NTMWD was founded in the 1940s by ten small communities—Farmersville, Forney, Garland, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Princeton, Rockwall, Royse City, and Wylie—to create a unified water source to support their fast-growing communities. 

Today, the water district serves 13 cities and 1.7 million residents, a number that’s expected to double over the next 50 years.​​​
Allen American
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Infrastructure & Transportation
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