North Texas Municipal Water District

Report
North Texas Municipal Water District’s
Proposed Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir
Presented by:
Jim Parks
Major North Texas Water Providers
NTMWD TREATED WATER
SERVICE AREA
 13 Member Cities
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Allen
Farmersville
Forney
Frisco
Garland
McKinney
Mesquite
Richardson
Plano
Princeton
Rockwall
Royse City
Wylie
 49 Customer Cities, Towns &
Water Supply Corporations
NTMWD Raw Water Supply Sources
2007 State Water Plan for NTMWD
Oklahoma Water
1,200,000
Toledo Bend Phase 1
Marvin Nichols Reservoir
Supply and Demand in Acre-Feet per Year
1,000,000
Lower Bois d'Arc Creek
Reservoir
New Lake Texoma
Upper Sabine Basin
800,000
Interim GTUA Supply
Additional Lake Lavon Yield
East Fork Reuse
600,000
Wilson Creek Reuse (new)
Interim DWU Supply
Conservation
400,000
Lake Bonham
Wilson Creek Reuse (permitted)
200,000
Lake Chapman
Lake Texoma
Lake Lavon
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2010
2020
2030
2040
Decade
2050
2060
Total Currently Available
Supplies
Projected Demands
Lower Bois d’Arc Creek
Reservoir
Fannin County, TX
Area:
16,526 acres
Storage:
367,609 ac-ft
Supply:
113 MGD
Average Depth:
22 ft
Maximum Depth:
70 ft
Lake Elevation:
534 ft msl
Water Right Application
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Submitted - December 2006
Administratively complete - June 2007
Interbasin transfer meetings -September 2007
Supplemental application:
– 401 & 404 applications
• Outstanding Requests for Information:
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Instream Flow Study
Reservoir Operating Plan
Downstream Impacts
Mitigation Plan
404 Permit Application
• Submitted to USACE – June 2008
• EIS Determination – March 2009
– EIS Contractor Selected August 2009
– Public & Agency Scoping Meetings – December
2009
404 Permit Application
• Required by USACE:
– Jurisdictional Determination Report
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– Habitat Evaluation Study – Reservoir Site
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– Geomorphic Assessment of Streams
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– Environmental Report
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– Archeological Report – (begin spring 2010)
Land Acquisition
• NTMWD Board approved - November 2007
• Reservoir Site Land needed – 22,590 acres
• Acquisitions to date - 9,991 acres (44%)
• Riverby Ranch Mitigation Area
– 14,958 acres
RIVERBY RANCH MITIGATION AREA
• 14,958 acres
• Potentially meets all
mitigation needs:
– Created wetlands
– Stream restoration
– Uplands
• Very unique opportunity
RIVERBY RANCH MITIGATION AREA
• Developing
partnership with USFS
to manage site
• Double USFS lands
within the region
• USFS staff has
shown strong support
• Designated
themselves as a
“cooperating agency”
Lower Bois d’ Arc Reservoir
Schedule

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