Flood Protection

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Reduce the risk of flooding in our communities with dependable flood damage reduction infrastructure and operations.

We manage an extensive floodway system that protects Fort Worth.

The system encompasses Lake Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain Lake and 27 miles of floodway levees built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. These structures work together to provide vital protection flood protection to area residents and businesses and protect billions of dollars of property behind the levee system.

Watch how the system works

The floodway levees along the Trinity River protect hundreds of thousands of Fort Worth residents and more than $1.2 billion in assets.

Fort Worth Floodway System

History of the Trinity Floodway

The flood of 1949, which many consider to be the worst in Fort Worth’s history, took the lives of 10 citizens, left more than 13,000 homeless, and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses along the Clear and West Forks of the Trinity.This devastating flood event changed the course of Fort Worth’s history, and led to the creation of the 27-mile Fort Worth Floodway that protects the city today. Designed and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, the levees have been maintained and operated by TRWD’s operations personnel for the last 70 years.

Taxing District

TRWD’s current tax rate is 0.0194 cents per $100 valuation, which is the lowest in Tarrant County. This tax pays for District’s flood protection efforts with the 27-mile Fort Worth Floodway and all recreational assets built and maintained by TRWD. Those include the Trinity Trails, Twin Points Park and Eagle Mountain Park. This tax is not applied toward TRWD’s water supply efforts.

Do you own property within TRWD’s taxing district? The best way to find out is by looking at your tax bill from the Tarrant Appraisal District. If you see the tax code 223 REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT on your statement, you own within our boundary.

TRWD Funding

Funds are not Interchangeable

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Trinity River Vision

TRWD is a partner in the Trinity River Vision Project, which addresses the need for increased flood protection in Fort Worth. Working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Streams and Valleys and the Trinity River Vision Authority, the vital project will drastically lower the river’s water level in the area north of downtown and throughout Fort Worth during potential flooding situations.

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