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TRWD’s Rainscape Program earns honor from NCTCOG

By July 31, 2023

TRWD’s Environmental Services Division was recently awarded a North Central Texas Council of Government’s CLIDE Award for its work on its Rainscapes Program. The District was one of two recipients in the category of Special Development.

The CLIDE Awards Program, created in 2003, recognizes public and private entities including cities, developers, architects, planners, and engineers to encourage innovative development projects and practices that will help accommodate expected growth and ensure a sustainable North Texas for generations to come.

“The TRWD Rainscapes address stormwater at its source by incorporating green stormwater infrastructure features into urban landscapes,” said Michelle Wood-Ramirez, TRWD’s Urban Programs Coordinator. “These features not only solve the issue of where stormwater is going, but also provide ecosystem services by filtering pollutants and reducing sediment before it reaches our neighbors downstream.”

TRWD’s Rainscapes program addresses stormwater at its source by incorporating green stormwater infrastructure features into urban landscapes. These raincapes not only solve the issue of where stormwater flows, but also help filter the water and reduce sediment before it returns to local watersheds.

To learn more about this program, visit TRWD Rainscapes (arcgis.com).

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 548.24 550.00 -1.76
Benbrook 694.06 694.00 0.06
Bridgeport 826.25 836.00 -9.75
Cedar Creek 321.75 322.00 -0.25
Eagle Mountain 647.78 649.10 -1.32
Lake Worth 592.04 594.00 -1.96
Richland-Chambers 315.49 315.00 0.49
*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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