Protecting the Trinity

April 16th, 2019|General, News|

From water quality in our reservoirs to water quality in the Trinity River, the Tarrant Regional Water District is committed to keeping our watersheds clean. We know from experience that trying to clean up is a whole lot harder than keeping it from getting polluted in the first place. And that’s why we’ve created a […]

Check out our Trinity Trails App

April 5th, 2019|General, News|

To meet the public needs of our growing Trinity Trail system, we have developed a new mobile phone app to help citizens get around the trails in Fort Worth. With the help of this interactive tour guide, we are able to offer up-to-date information on amenities, events, and other happenings along our 70+ mile trail […]

Granger Statement on Army Corps Commitment to Fort Worth Flood Control Project

March 28th, 2019|General, News|

March 27, 2019

WASHINGTON — Today in Washington, top officials testified to their strong commitment for the Fort Worth Central City Flood Control Project. R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Works, stated “I very strongly support the project.” James further added “It is a good project.”

In response to the committee’s questioning […]

2018 TRWD Report now online

March 19th, 2019|General, News|

2018 was a busy year here at the Tarrant Regional Water District. From turning on the first phase of the long-awaited Integrated Pipeline to receiving prestigious industry awards to our community involvement, you can read all about how we made a difference in the communities we serve in the 2018 TRWD Report.

The report is […]

TRWD Flyfest 2019

March 14th, 2019|Fishing, General, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Trinity Trails App|

Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) presented the fourth annual TRWD Flyfest last Saturday, March 9th 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.  With temperatures in the 70’s, […]

Opal’s Farm Ribbon Cutting

March 5th, 2019|General, News|

For years, Opal Lee has dreamed of growing something special in her community.

Troubled by the lack of nearby grocery stores selling fresh produce, the 92-year-old community activist wanted to start a large community garden to grow potatoes, carrots, radishes and beets.

And she didn’t want to stop there. To develop even deeper roots […]

TRWD Board hears report from TXP about TIF 9

February 19th, 2019|General|

FORT WORTH TX (Feb. 19, 2019) – Trinity River Vision is responsible for spurring more than $411.3 million in new construction over 15 years, adding more than $27 million annually to local property tax rolls on land within the Trinity River corridor, a new economic study states.

Four additional projects under consideration will add nearly $475 […]

New study will identify flooding risks in fast growing far west Fort Worth neighborhoods

January 14th, 2019|General|

Mary’s Creek once was a lonesome, intermittent stream flowing through rolling prairie toward Fort Worth, a part of the breathtaking landscape separating the city from rural West Texas.

Now the creek running through Parker and Tarrant counties is expected to be surrounded by homes and commercial properties as part of a new frontier of development west […]

Trinity River Vision Update 12/27/2018

December 27th, 2018|General, News|

The Tarrant Regional Water District will provide the final installments of its $200 million loan to the Panther Island flood control project within the next year, leading to a possible bond sale to buy land and pay for crucial utility relocation.

The District expects to provide the final $13.3 million of its loan commitment for construction […]

District takes steps to protect Trinity River water quality

December 17th, 2018|General, Trinity Trails App, Water Quality|

In Fort Worth, it all starts with the Trinity River.

Since 1849, when Major Ripley Arnold chose the confluence of the Clear Fork and West Fork to build a fort, the Trinity River’s jagged, sprawling, lightning bolt-looking channel has connected the city and its residents to the region, the state and ultimately to the Gulf Coast […]

What a difference a few months can make

December 6th, 2018|General|

In June and July, it was hot and bone dry with North Texas suffering from a severe drought. Reservoir levels were dropping as the demand for water hit 530 million gallons per day.

But cooler temperatures and what seemed like never ending rainfall – including a record-breaking 14.52 inches in October – wiped out the drought. […]

In Fort Worth, it all starts with the Trinity River

November 30th, 2018|General, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Trinity Trails App|

Since 1849, when Major Ripley Arnold chose the confluence of the Clear Fork and West Fork to build a fort, the Trinity River’s jagged, sprawling, lightning bolt-looking channel has connected the city and its residents to the region, the state and ultimately to the Gulf Coast 400 miles away.

Locally, it’s been a rocky relationship. Snaking […]

Take a Hike … at Eagle Mountain Park

November 15th, 2018|Eagle Mountain, General, Hiking|

Unwind from the upcoming holiday stress on November 17 at Eagle Mountain Park. There’s a National Holiday telling you to do so.

Spend time outdoors with or without your family while taking in nature on National Take a Hike Day. Overlooking Eagle Mountain Lake, the park provides a variety of fall colors, trails made by local […]

Seasonal Trout Stocking events kick off December 2018

November 1st, 2018|Fishing, General, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Trinity Trails App|

S’more weather is just around the corner and you know what that means, the yearly trout stockings are coming to town!

Once again, TRWD has partnered with Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) for these highly anticipated outdoor events. The organizations are releasing trout on four separate dates where you have an opportunity to test out your […]

Final Fair Contracting Session of 2018 will be held Nov. 7

October 25th, 2018|General|

As new projects have come to fruition over the past several years, giving back to the community and growing the local economy has become a core value at the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD).

Throughout the years, Trinity River Vision Authority (TRVA), TRWD and the City of Fort Worth have worked toward a goal of […]

Photos: Rain waters move through Airfield Falls

October 24th, 2018|Cycling, General, Hiking, Swimming, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Trinity Trails App|

Photos were taken by the following Trinity Trail users. Top left to right: Jessica Oxley, Stephen M. Tuckier, Joseph Dalcour; Center: Tony Shiflet; Bottom left to right: Karen Pitao Pistey, Joseph Dalcour, Ellen Cleveland Williams

Airfield Falls Trailhead & […]

First Major Phase of IPL Project Nearly Complete

October 23rd, 2018|General|

The pipes are big enough to drive a growling Dodge Ram pickup through.

There are trenches holding the pipes deep enough to accommodate a narrow, two-story building.

And one of the pipeline’s gigantic valves weighs in at more than 100 tons and is 40 feet tall.

Building the 150-mile-long, $2.3 billion Integrated Pipeline Project (IPL) – designed to […]

Get your Indiana Jones on with TRWD’s Geocaching Adventure

October 9th, 2018|General, Geocaching, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Trinity Trails App|

Fall is here, and Texas is cooling off, which can only mean one thing; it’s geocache season in Fort Worth. In honor of Earthcache Day 2018, we are giving you the catalyst to start your very first, or maybe next, geocache adventure.

If you don’t know what geocaching is keep reading and we’ll try to answer […]

Congresswoman Granger & U.S. Army Corps of Engineers release statement regarding TRV Flood Control Project

October 4th, 2018|General, News|

Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) released the following statement on the Trinity River Vision Flood Control Project:

FORT WORTH, TX – “Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers once again strongly affirmed its commitment to the Trinity River Vision Flood Control Project and acknowledged that it is authorized for federal funding in this coming year’s 2019 Energy […]

District’s Purchasing Department wins industry awards

September 18th, 2018|General|

This past July, TRWD’s purchasing department received the 2018 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award by the National Procurement Institute. This prestigious award recognizes organizational excellence in public and non-profit procurement. TRWD is one of only 48 agencies in Texas and one of only eight state agencies in the United States in Canada to receive […]

TRWD’s Accounting Department Awarded Third Consecutive Year

September 18th, 2018|General|

In August 2018, Tarrant Regional Water District was awarded The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for fiscal year 2017 by Government Finance Officers Association. This is the third year that TRWD has received this Certificate, which is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and […]

Wetlands transform a murky mess into viable water supply

September 6th, 2018|General, Water Quality, Wetlands|

The rain-swollen Trinity River flowing by resembles thin, foamy chocolate milk. Being carried along in the river’s murky mix are chunks of wood, bits of paper and a small whitewall tire and wheel.

It’s not the kind of water you want to see flowing out of a tap.

But five miles away and gushing into the Richland-Chambers […]

Continuing Education for Riparian and Stream Ecosystems

August 29th, 2018|General, Water Quality|

TRWD is co-hosting a training that will focus on the nature and function of stream and riparian zones and the benefits and direct impacts from healthy riparian zones. The riparian education programs will cover an introduction to riparian principles, watershed processes, basic hydrology, erosion/deposition principles, and riparian vegetation, as well as potential causes of degradation […]

Trinity Trash Bash marks its 27th year keeping the river clean

August 13th, 2018|General, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Trinity Trails App|

On June 6, 1849, a group of Dragoons came to the bluff of the Clear Fork and West Fork of the Trinity River to site a fort. This fort was named Fort Worth. Since then, Fort Worth has become the seventh largest city in the state of Texas, owing its growth and […]

What are your sprinklers doing while you sleep?

August 1st, 2018|General|

Since the best time for watering is early in the morning, are you sure your sprinkler heads are evenly distributing water over your parched lawn? Or, are they badly missing the mark, pouring water and your money down the drain?

And if the little squirts are working properly, how long should you run them, especially following […]

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