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The Integrated Pipeline: A Celebration of People and Ingenuity

By June 4, 2022

Celebrating the planners, innovators, designers, builders… all the people who took the vision of the Integrated Pipeline (IPL) and made it a reality. Hats off to you for helping to secure a water supply for the future residents of North Texas.

“It is thrilling to make an impact that will improve the quality of life for millions of people across North Texas.” – Terry Lowery, Director, Dallas Water Utilities.

Decades in the making, the IPL is a joint project between Dallas Water Utilities and Tarrant Regional Water District. The $2.3 billion pipeline will eventually stretch 150 miles into East Texas. It will give the City of Dallas access to water from Lake Palestine and provide TRWD the capacity to move additional water from Cedar Creek and Richland Chambers Reservoirs. And by building it together, DWU and TRWD will save a billion dollars in capital costs over the life of the project.

“This is the pillar of the community. Safe, clean, reliable water supply.” – Dan Buhman, TRWD General Manager.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 547.40 550.00 -2.60
Benbrook 690.52 694.00 -3.48
Bridgeport 832.53 836.00 -3.47
Cedar Creek 319.51 322.00 -2.49
Eagle Mountain 646.50 649.10 -2.60
Lake Worth 592.02 594.00 -1.98
Richland-Chambers 312.06 315.00 -2.94
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

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