Walnut Springs Park to be drained for USACE Project

SEGUIN, Texas – City officials want to make residents aware that water levels in the Walnut Springs Park area will be lower next week starting on Monday.

The U.S. Corps of Engineers contractor (Bristol Construction) requested to lower water levels so they can install a concrete structure downstream. It should take 2-3 days to complete.

The construction is part of the 206 Eco-Restoration and Reforestation Project funded through the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP). According to USACE, the restoration of the Walnut Branch of the Guadalupe “will greatly improve the habitat value” by stabilizing the stream bank, clearing debris, and removing invasive species.

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The project area encompasses from Business 123 (Austin Steet) to North Saunders Street. Reforestation will be provided along various parcels adjacent to Walnut Branch from Starcke Park East to the Regional Detention Ponds near Interstate 10. Construction is under the direction of Bristol Construction through a $2.8 million contract awarded by the United States Corps of Engineers (USACE) Fort Worth District under the Continuing Authorities Program.

About the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP):The program is a useful tool to support community projects, on a cost-shared basis, that are limited in size, cost, scope and complexity without the lengthy study and authorization process required for larger Corps projects. Under CAP, the Fort Worth District draws on four existing authorities: Section 14 (Steambank Erosion Protection); Section 205 (Local Flood Damage Reduction); Section 206 (Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration), and Section 1135 (Environmental Restoration). For additional information, visit the CAP website at:CAP

Click here to read the official press release.

Posted by: Morgan Ash