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Author Topic: NE TX: New Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir and Related Highway Modifications  (Read 196 times)

Brian556

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A new reservoir is under construction in Northeast Texas, near the town of Bonham.

The map shows that fingers of the new reservoir will come up to US 82. In GSV, you can see work starting on a section of US 82 that looks like it would need to be raised to prevent it from flooding when the level of this new reservoir gets high.

 GSV:https://www.google.com/maps/@33.6076129,-96.0360668,3a,15y,265.05h,87.37t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sgi-87XZAb-sueaQzEPcSNg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.6034317,-96.1295432,3a,18.4y,61.47h,88.46t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1s-uy_AhY7j-XnLk50NbU2Tw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D-uy_AhY7j-XnLk50NbU2Tw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D225.8729%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100

Strangely, TxDOT Project Tracker does not show any highway projects related to the reservoir, including the one visible on GSV

Scroll through this slide show PDF to find info on FM road changes: https://www.ntmwd.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2016-05-21-Sen-Hall-town-hall-Fannin-County-FINAL.pdf
 It says "FM 1396 to be re-routed over current FM 897 to US 82"
So, it looks like the bridge over the reservoir will be in the vicinity of CR 2945

Bridge Const Pic:https://www.ketr.org/post/bois-darc-reservoir-project-involves-500-700-workers-new-bonham-high-school-nears-completion

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The project website: https://boisdarclake.org/

Evidently this is the first major reservoir to be constructed in Texas in 30 years.

The FM 897 bridge north of Dodd City:



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There’s no need to reroute US 82; its elevation is sufficient to be above the lake’s flood plain. The construction that’s underway on 82 is a widening to make it a 4-lane expressway between Bonham and the Lamar County line. Unrelated to the new lake.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2019, 05:22:09 PM by Road Hog »
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This project essentially takes the water of the Bois dArc basin which flows north to the Red, collects it, and then pumps it back south to McKinney to serve the growing DFW north metro area.

The DFW area is running out of river sources to dam in east and north Texas that they don't have to share with anyone. (unlike the Red, which they have to share with Oklahoma)

This forces them to create more and more extreme projects to collect and redistribute water.

Look for a project in some future of Clear Creek near Bolivar. It's still one of the SE flowing watersheds that have not come under a dam.  It's the only spot where there are no oil production activities.  The upper Clear has a large number of them and the lake can't go back any further.

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This project essentially takes the water of the Bois dArc basin which flows north to the Red, collects it, and then pumps it back south to McKinney to serve the growing DFW north metro area.

The DFW area is running out of river sources to dam in east and north Texas that they don't have to share with anyone. (unlike the Red, which they have to share with Oklahoma)

This forces them to create more and more extreme projects to collect and redistribute water.

Look for a project in some future of Clear Creek near Bolivar. It's still one of the SE flowing watersheds that have not come under a dam.  It's the only spot where there are no oil production activities.  The upper Clear has a large number of them and the lake can't go back any further.

Is this idea from your head or some other source? There are indeed oil production activities there. There is was an oil field in Bolivar. It is on the old general highway maps. Might not be active now. I swear I saw a pump jack in this field about 15 years ago: https://www.google.com/maps/@33.3688716,-97.2511805,672m/data=!3m1!1e3
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