Urban areas dominate the northern end of the watershed, with a few industrial and municipal complexes near its center, and trending more towards agricultural use in the southern extent. Although inputs from TRWD supplies comprise a portion of the water in Lake Arlington, the lake is also influenced by water from springs, stormwater runoff and tributaries within the Village Creek watershed. In 2011 the city of Arlington developed a Master Plan for the lake, with the goals of protecting water quality and managing the increasing pressures of a growing population. This plan provides the foundation for a Watershed Protection Plan
currently being developed by the Trinity River Authority, in conjunction with the city of Arlington and other jurisdictions and stakeholders in the watershed.