Bois d'Arc Lake Construction Progress - January 2022
Fannin County, Texas - The service spillway, raw water intake and two-mile-long dam embankment at Bois d'Arc Lake are complete. Crews are now working to complete roads, fences, etc. Once the site is connected to electricity this year, the reservoir will be capable of holding & pushing out water for treatment.
Bois d’Arc Lake is the first major reservoir to be built in North Texas in nearly 30 years, a project led by the North Texas Municipal Water District. The lake, located northeast of Bonham in Texas’ Fannin County, will provide the water needed to serve a growing population of 1.7 million North Texans. The reservoir’s two-mile-long and 90-foot-tall dam will create a lake capable of storing 367,609 acre-feet of water (120 billion gallons).
Archer Western is providing Construction Manager at Risk Services for the Dam and Terminal Storage Reservoir, one of the five key components of the Lower Bois d’Arc Program. Archer Western is overseeing construction activities as well as self-performing construction activities for the Raw Water Pump Station.