Trinity Floodway

More than tracks and trails

TRWD’s extensive flood risk management system encompasses Lake Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain Lake and 27 miles of floodway levees built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along the Trinity River. Those structures provide vital flood protection to area residents and businesses.

In 2015, record rains nearly pushed TRWD’s lakes to their limits. When this happens, the district has a designated flood team that monitors rainfall and streamflows and manages lake releases until there is no longer a threat to the public. Our engineer’ experience and expertise in such situations also helps minimize the impact of heavy rainfall on the Trinity River as is moves through Fort Worth. TRWD engineers also work closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Enigneers to coordinate releases from Benbrook Lake into the Clear Fork of the Trinity River.

Flood team rises to the occasion

Record rains in 2015 have nearly pushed TRWD’s reservoirs to their limits three times during the last six months.   Managing those rapidly rising flood waters in and around our lakes is one of the [...]

September 27th, 2016|
 

Along the Trinity River

The Trinity floodway provides vital flood protection for Tarrant County as well as numerous recreational opportunities
Couple cycling on the Trinity Trails

The Trinity Trails System winds through much for Fort Worth and is one of TRWD’s most used recreational facilities.

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Geocaching 101

I was within earshot of a soon-to-be colleague when I first heard the term ‘Geocache’ used. Should I assume Geocaching is some kind of fancy fix-it thing that programmers do when your computer goes haywire? Maybe it's like finding a five-dollar bill while out walking your dog.Heck, as far as I was concerned, Geocache was Johnny's ‘other’ cousin – George Cash.​

March 21st, 2017|