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General Statement of Monitoring Conditions

May 2nd, 2018|Flood Protection|

District reservoirs are currently at or near conservation level.  The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting the potential for severe weather starting this evening and continuing into Saturday.  According to NWS guidance, the main threats during this period are wind and hail, however locally heavy rainfall is possible.  The latest forecasts are predicting around an inch […]

Trail Etiquette in Motion

May 2nd, 2018|Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails|

With more then 70 miles of trails, the Trinity Trails are a popular destination on a warm sunny day, attracting runners, cycle groups and people of all ages. TRWD wants everyone to have an enjoyable experience so we created these four simple reminders. For more recreation information, visit TrinityTrails.com. […]

May is Bike Month

May 1st, 2018|Cycling, General, Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Trinity Trails App|

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated throughout the US. In Fort Worth, the Trinity Trails offer 72 miles of entertainment for bicyclers and runners alike. This month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.

May 14–18: National […]

Flood Protection: A Mission to Reduce Risk

April 17th, 2018|General, News|

Flood protection is not something you think about every day, but it’s a vital part of our thriving community. TRWD is responsible for minimizing flood risk along the Trinity River and through the Fort Worth Floodway. Watch what we’re doing to reduce that risk, operate and maintain the floodway, and plan for the region’s […]

2018 Bridgeport Cleanup

April 10th, 2018|General, Lake Bridgeport, News, Recreation|

2018 Bridgeport Cleanup

Just 1 hour northwest of downtown Fort Worth, you will find the pristine waters of Lake Bridgeport which has existed for more than 85 years. The lake is near and dear to the hearts of thousands of locals who either live along its shores or visit it year-round for […]

The Legacy behind Marine Creek Health & Safety Fair

April 2nd, 2018|General, Marine Creek, News, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Trinity Trails App|

The idea to promote healthier community living started 10 years ago through the vision of Lt. Scott Christian. At the time, Lt. Christian was known for his love of cycling along the Trinity Trails. He wanted share this passion with the public he served. Through the combined efforts of his friends and […]

2018 Annual TRWD Report

March 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Our Annual TRWD Report is now available at http://www.trwd.com/report/. #TRWD411

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Trinity Trails By The Numbers

March 22nd, 2018|Cycling, Fishing, General, Geocaching, Horseback Riding, Marine Creek, News, Swimming, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Trinity Trails App, Walking & Jogging, Watersports|

Did you know TRWD manages more than 70 miles of Trinity Trails? Learn more about recreational opportunities like watersports at TRWD.com.
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Trails + Permits Update

March 17th, 2018|Cycling, Eagle Mountain, General, Hiking, Marine Creek, News, Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Trinity Trails App, Walking & Jogging|

Special Operating Permits

A special operating permit is required for any commercial activity or event on Tarrant Regional Water District (“TRWD”) property.  TRWD property includes 72 miles of Trinity Trails. To view a map of the Trinity Trails that is considered TRWD property, click here: http://www.trwd.com/recreation/map/.

In an effort to assist with trail congestion and overall […]

3rd Annual TRWD Flyfest on the Trinity River was a success because of You!

March 15th, 2018|Fishing, Trinity River & Trinity Trails|

TRWD Flyfest Blog

Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) presented the third annual TRWD Flyfest last Saturday, March 10th in and along the clear Fork of the Trinity River near the ACME Brick Headquarters. From beginners to people with expert fly fishing skills, TRWD Flyfest delivered a day full of family-friendly fun for everyone.  […]

Unplug at TRWD Parks and Trails This Weekend

March 9th, 2018|Cycling, Eagle Mountain, General, Geocaching, Hiking, News, Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Trinity Trails App, Walking & Jogging|

We love technology, and know you do, too. Duh, you are reading this blog. But every now and then it’s nice to unplug and “recharge” something besides our phones and laptops. In recognition of National Day of Unplugging here are things to enjoy in Fort Worth away from screens and keyboards.

TRWD Flyfest – March 10, […]

2018 Eagle Mountain Cleanup

March 7th, 2018|Eagle Mountain, General, News, Recreation, Water Quality|

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CLEANUP

The Eagle Mountain Cleanup is less than a month away now, and we’re very excited to host our dedicated community members once again.

This year marks the 26th annual cleanup where you will be able to see how a wide range of people from different backgrounds come together […]

Hydro-electric facility offsets energy demands with water

February 26th, 2018|General|

(previously posted on Sept 17, 2015)

During a typical year, 85 percent of the raw water Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) provides to its primary wholesale customers comes from two East Texas reservoirs; Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers. The district delivers that water to its customer cities through a vast system of pipelines, to water treatment plants […]

Trail improvements create detour on the north shore of Panther Island Pavilion.

February 20th, 2018|General, News, Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails|

TRWD is making improvements to the grounds on the north shore of Panther Island Pavilion. As a part of these improvements, the existing narrow and broken 6 ft. concrete trail will be replaced with an 11 ft. concrete trail. Temporary fencing will be in place during construction and trail users are asked to use the […]

Setting the benchmark for urban fishing

February 15th, 2018|Fishing, General, Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails|

February 7th marked a very chilly Wednesday morning in Trinity Park. And for more than 50 students from M.H. Moore Elementary and J.P. Elder Middle School it was a memorable morning for an entirely different reason than the weather.

On this day, the students eagerly converged on Trinity Park to witness a tradition spanning back more […]

The Wetlands – Wildlife and Reuse

January 17th, 2018|General, News, Recreation, Richland-Chambers, Water Quality, Wetlands|

On a typical morning as you’re brushing your teeth, you may notice how much water is used to perform this one mundane, yet necessary, task. Now think about the more than 2 million people in TRWD’s service area using this same water for brushing their teeth, washing their clothes and dishes, and countless other water-dependent […]

Hiring operations/maintenance staff

January 9th, 2018|General, News|

JOB FAIR

Wednesday, January 17th from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Northside Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Positions available include:

  • Operations Field Maintenance for Fort Worth & Eagle Mountain
  • Fleet Mechanic I

Onsite interviews will be available for qualified candidates.
Operations Field Maintenance Qualifications:

  • Operate AG tractor, finish mower, weed eater, chainsaw, etc.
  • Must have Valid Texas driver […]

Mapping innovations save time, money

January 8th, 2018|General, News|

(previously posted on Jan 12, 2016)

Innovation was at the forefront when TRWD’s Geospatial Services Department was searching for a new way to collect and map data, specifically for the Integrated Pipeline Project (IPL).

“We were looking for a way to improve how we do business, and improve the way we support personnel who manage the pipeline,” said […]

Holiday Closures

December 21st, 2017|General|

TRWD offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25-26 to let our employees spend time with their families as well as Dec. 29 and Jan. 1 in celebration of New Year’s Day. holiday-closure_2017

Trinity Turtle Talk

December 12th, 2017|General, Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails|

For Paschal High School teacher Andrew Brinker, turtles are not just a life-long fascination but somewhat of an under-explored topic in our local environment.

Brinker has drawn from his academic and professional experience to launch the Trinity River Turtle Study; a three-year project backed by Texas Christian University’s College of Education and executed by his very […]

Trout Stocking Dates Released

November 27th, 2017|Fishing, General, News, Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails|

Looking for 2018-19 information? Click here

The fishing fun continues. TRWD and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department have released their trout stocking dates. We hope to see you on the river. Get more information about TRWD Flyfest here.

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Take a Hike … at Eagle Mountain Park

November 15th, 2017|Eagle Mountain, General, News, Recreation, Water Quality|

Summertime may be over in North Texas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and play. In fact, the fall season offers some of the coolest conditions to get out on your local trails and venture into the unknown. National Take a Hike Day is upon us, and if you’re looking to get the […]

Trinity Trail Eats Photo Contest

November 2nd, 2017|General, News, Trinity River & Trinity Trails|

Do you like free food? Snap a photo of your next meal along or nearby the Trinity Trails and you could win $200 worth of gift cards from Fort Worth restaurants like Woodshed Smokehouse, Press Cafe, HG Supply Co, Susie Cakes and more. There are dozens of places to eat at […]

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 […]

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