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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Public Comment Sought on Plan to Protect Joe Pool Lake

Draft of Joe Pool Lake Watershed Protection Plan 435 x 450

The Trinity River Authority of Texas, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the cities of Cedar Hill, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, and Midlothian partnered with local residents, businesses, and organizations to develop a non-regulatory watershed protection plan. A public comment period for the draft Joe Pool Lake Watershed Protection Plan has been opened for anyone interested in protecting water quality in Joe Pool Lake. The draft plan can be viewed here

Residents who would like to view a hardcopy, may do so at the Arlington office at 5300 S. Collins, Arlington, TX 76018 on Jan. 11, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Heather Firn, Watershed Scientist with Trinity River Authority, will be available to assist with questions or comments. 

Public comments for the draft Joe Pool Lake Watershed Protection Plan will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2022. Written comments may be submitted, between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., or mailed to the Trinity River Authority office - attention Heather Firn - at 5300 S. Collins, Arlington, TX 76018. Comments may also be transmitted by email to Heather Firn, watershed scientist, at the Arlington office. 

“While Joe Pool Lake currently meets federal and state water quality standards, adding the public’s input to help finalize the draft plan is important toward maintaining Joe Pool Lake’s integrity as a valuable resource,” stated Firn. “Members of the Partnership have worked diligently to ensure the draft plan represents a wide range of viewpoints and that it addresses water quality issues at the local level,” Firn added.

For more information, please contact Heather Firn: 817-467-4343 or

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