Draft regional environmental impact statement: Trinity River and tributaries. Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties, Texas.




U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District


Numerous unrelated development projects are currently being proposed along the Trinity River and its tributaries in Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties, Texas. Most of these involve modification of the river channel and/or flood plain in one form or another and may require Corps of Engineers permits. Because, individually or cumulatively, these projects have the potential to compromise the existing flood protection afforded to downstream residents, and because of competing public demands for other uses of the river channel and flood plain, it was necessary to develop a regional perspective in order to properly evaluate the impacts of individual permit decisions in accordance with the spirit and intent of NEPA and other applicable laws. This study identifies measurable impacts on flood protection, water quality, and fish and wildlife resources, as well as discussing developmental effects on other regional parameters such as transportation, solid waste disposal, and recreation. Based on the study findings and on public input, the Corps will develop a regional strategy for the implementation of its regulatory program.


93 p.


environmental impact, development projects, permits, water quality, flood control, waste disposal, recreation