Lake Texoma Pipeline Extension & CMAR



9:00-9:55 a.m.

Lake Texoma Pipeline Extension & CMAR

Speakers: Steve Long, P.E., Program Manager, North Texas Municipal Water District; David Burkhart, Senior Project Manager, Garney Construction; and Jeff Payne, Principal, Freese and Nichols Inc.

The North Texas Municipal Water District’s (NTMWD) Lake Texoma Water Supply Project conveys raw water via a 30-mile-long, 72” diameter pipeline from Lake Texoma, south to a discharge point at Sister Grove Creek and then into Lake Lavon. When zebra mussels invaded Lake Texoma in 2009, NTMWD began transferring water from the infested Red River basin to the un-infested Trinity River Basin, until the US Corps of Engineers ordered that the pumping operations cease until a solution to the spread of the destructive species could be found. In October 2011, with other supplies stressed by almost two years of droughts, NTMWD embarked on a $309 million project to re-establish access to Lake Texoma raw water by extending the system another 47 miles south to bypass Sister Grove Creek and Lavon Lake, and connect directly to the head works of four water treatment plants in Wylie, TX.