The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2023 Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program Feb. 27.
In the FY23 Work Plan, Fort Worth District’s Modified Central City project received $20M to continue the design of the project, which will include completing the Clear Fork, Trinity Point, and Tarrant Regional Water District Isolation Gates and TRWD Pump Station beyond the initial design.
The Fort Worth District previously received $403M as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2022. Those funds will be used to develop the initial design of the gates and pump station, complete the designs of the Bypass Channel and three Valley Storage Sites, and construct the interior portions of the Bypass Channel, three Valley Storage Sites, and all required aquatic mitigation, which aligns with the construction sequencing plan of the program. Additional work plan funds allow for design work to continue on remaining features of the project.
The Fort Worth Floodway levees were originally constructed by local community interests in response to flooding events in the early 1900s. This system was modified in the 1950’s and incorporated as a congressionally authorized project. The Fort Worth Floodway is a federally authorized and non-federally operated and maintained, urban flood risk management system. The current system, as we know it today, was constructed in the 1960s. As a result of congressionally authorized floodway studies, it was determined that modifications (as defined by the Modified Central City Project) are required to reduce flood risk.
The project is in Fort Worth, Texas. The Modified Central City Project has various components including an approximate 8,400-foot bypass channel, three isolation gates, low water dam, and valley storage mitigation sites (Gateway Park, Ham Branch, Riverside Park, Rockwood Park West, Samuels Avenue, and University Drive) to provide flood risk management functions along the Clear Fork and West Fork of the Trinity River.
For more information on TRWD, visit their website at: https://www.trwd.com/ or their Central City project website at https://pantherislandcc.com/.
Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and social media at: https://about.me/usacefortworth