How was TRWD founded?

October 12th, 2017|General, Uncategorized|

Two significant events led to the creation of the Tarrant Regional Water District.

On April 22, 1922, torrential rains in Fort Worth dumped 11 inches of water in two days. Seventeen breaches in Trinity River levees resulted in a massive flood killing at least 10 people and causing more than $1 million in damages. Calls […]

TRWD receives 2017 John Ivey Higher Standards Award

October 5th, 2017|General, News, Recreation|

In September, TRWD board member Leah King accepted the 2017 John Ivey Higher Standards Award on behalf of TRWD. The award honored the district’s efforts to address flood damage reduction with the Trinity River Common Vision and Corridor Development Certificate program.

The program won the award for its successful long-term cooperative efforts to address flood damage reduction by establishing […]

Trail Permit Changes Begin Oct. 1

September 28th, 2017|General, Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails|

Effective October 1, 2017, any event that has been issued a permit by TRWD to utilize the Trinity Trails and does not start/stop within parks owned by the City of Fort Worth will be required to pay a Trail Impact fee.

A special operating permit is required for any commercial activity or event on TRWD […]

TRWD Sends Second Boat Team to Houston

August 29th, 2017|General, News|

With many people still stranded in dangerous flood waters, we have sent a second boat team and our mobile command center to the Houston area to assist with emergency rescue operations. Please continue to keep the people of Houston and Southeast Texas, as well as our brave first responders and employees, in your thoughts as […]

26 Days Until the 26th Annual Trinity Trash Bash!

August 21st, 2017|Floodway, General, News, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Water Quality|

Trash Bash is coming up again! We’re looking to keep our records strong with this highly-anticipated cleanup. In an effort to keep evolving Trash Bash each year, we’ve added locations and designated official kayak launches for you to use.

All the details: 

Date: Saturday, September 16th

Times: Cleanup from 8am-11am; After-party from 11am-2pm

Places: Various cleanup locations (choose […]

Why plant native plants?

August 16th, 2017|General, News, Water Quality|

By now, you might be asking yourself “why are native plants so important?”

Let’s take a deeper look at native plants and why we think everyone should plant them in their garden. Do you remember what a native plant is? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines a native plant as “a plant that lives or […]

Low Water Dams Inundated

August 14th, 2017|Floodway, General, Trinity River & Trinity Trails|

Attention Trail Users! Recent rains have pushed water over the low water dams making them unsafe to cross. Please use extreme caution around the Trinity River. Turn around. Don’t drown.

Attention Trail Users – TRWD is dewatering over the next few months

August 9th, 2017|Floodway, General, News, Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails|

If you are out and about on the Clear Fork, you may have noticed we are releasing water through the dam near Southwest Blvd. We are dewatering the area behind the dam so we can do some silt removal work at that location.

Please use caution if you use that section of the Trinity Trails over […]

Native Plants: the cool thing about summer

July 5th, 2017|General, News, Water Quality|

Summer has officially begun, and we can definitely feel the heat. Not only do we need water to cool us off, but our landscapes may need extra water, too.

Summertime can be a struggle to know if you are watering your grass and plants enough so that they can survive the Texas heat. Not only do […]

Fired up for Fort Worth’s Fourth

June 26th, 2017|General, News, Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails|

In its 10th year, Fort Worth’s Fourth celebrates our nation’s independence along the Trinity River. The family-friendly festival returns to Panther Island Pavilion on Tuesday, July 4. And as always, general admission, tubing and KidsZone activities are absolutely free!

Expect a fun-filled afternoon of family activities, tubing and flyboard shows (Complete Festival Map). […]