Grapevine Lake Dam road closure

Beginning tonight, Aug. 13, the road across Grapevine Lake Dam will be closed to public traffic. Only authorized persons and vehicles will have access to accomplish U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s missions.

The Fort Worth District is in the initial process of repairing a shallow slide at Grapevine Lake Dam. As a part of this forthcoming repair, the Corps had intended to close the road during the construction phase only. However, due to current weather conditions the road is being closed now.

The Corps is closing the road effective the night of Aug. 13 as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of the public as there is a concern with vehicles on the roadway.

The dam continues to function as designed to accomplish the flood risk management, water supply and other mission responsibilities.

San Jacinto River Dredging

A 150 ton crane towers skyward as it moves a modular barge platform along the banks of the San Jacinto River last week. U.S Army Corps of Engineer contractors are busy constructing a staging area for the FEMA funded emergency dredging and debris removal along the West Fork of the San Jacinto River near Kingwood, Texas. Last week, over 150 trucks begin moving in floating barges and 24 inch diameter High Density Polyethylene Pipes. Corps safety officials are asking the public to refrain from visiting the active construction site. The movement of large machinery and increase in vehicular traffic present safety concerns. Dredges will begin operations on September 1, 2018 and recreational boaters are asked to be aware of debris and dredge activity.