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At its 2023 Executive Management Conference on October 23, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) presented Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) with its top utility management award, the Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance. Read full article.

LADONIA, Texas — Ed Motley stands in the middle of a large field, about an hour and a half northeast of Dallas, and looks on as heavy machinery pours concrete and workers build up the dirt embankments of the 16,000-acre construction site. If you’ve ever wondered what it looks like to build a lake, he says […]

The current site, off of FM 2990, sits just west of the old fossil park. Texans need water to drink, to bathe, to wash their clothes and, yes, to fill their pools. Accordingly, water utilities are working to finish two big Northeast Texas lake projects: Bois d’ Arc Lake and Lake Ralph Hall. The Bois […]

By Mark Smith Bridges over Lake Ralph Hall — a future reservoir that will provide water for part of North Texas, including Denton County — is now open to traffic. See full story. Read full article.

By Brad Keller. The elevated bridges over the future Lake Ralph Hall are scheduled to officially open for traffic this week. The lake itself won’t be visible for a few more years. Big changes are also expected at the same time along State Highway 34 in Fannin County. Read full article.

Many North Texans may not be aware that the region will have a new, man-made lake operating in the next few years. Lake Ralph Hall is being constructed in Fannin County to help meet future water needs. Larry N. Patterson, executive director of the Upper Trinity Regional Water District, told Highland Village City Council the lake should […]

The Upper Trinity Regional Water District is asking residents to turn off their sprinklers and other forms of irrigation for the winter as local lake levels remain low, and the district and the town of Flower Mound want to remind residents to #DontWateratAllYall. Read full article.

It’s that time of year many North Texans come to expect. “Definitely dry and tough keeping the grass alive,” Lewisville homeowner Anthony Carmona said. It could become even tougher after the City of Lewisville recently asked people to cut back on watering their lawns. Read more.

Lewisville, TX – June 1, 2022 – Considerable population growth in North Texas and more extreme weather events are underscoring the importance of water conservation for the region. The Upper Trinity Regional Water District that serves approximately 350,000 people in Denton, Dallas and Collin counties is launching its summer conservation campaign this week. Upper Trinity […]

Fannin County, Texas — Ever wondered why water doesn’t just seep underneath a dam? A slurry trench—only 3 ft. wide but nearly 60 ft. deep in some areas—explains why. Read full article.

More than five months after workers broke ground in rural Fannin County, progress is continuing on the construction of Lake Ralph Hall, a massive $490 million project that will deliver water to thousands of North Texas residents when it is completed. Read full article.

Construction officials say work is going according to plan for Lake Ralph Hall, a man-made lake in Ladonia that broke ground five months ago and will eventually supply millions of gallons of water each day to Denton County. Read full article.

LADONIA – Work continues on the Highway 34 pedestrian-friendly bridge spanning the future Lake Ralph Hall north of this southeastern Fannin County community as the Upper Trinity Regional Water District issues contracts to advance the construction of the 12-square-mile lake and plans are underway for development around the reservoir. Read full article.

Last week, Upper Trinity Regional Water District’s Board of Directors authorized six additional contracts to advance the construction of Lake Ralph Hall, a future reservoir for part of North Texas, including Denton County. Read full article.

SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) – Ladonia Fossil Park has to move to a new location due to construction, but that’s not to say there isn’t plenty of history here. “I was looking around, and I looked down, and it was just laying there in the water, I saw it, and I was just like ‘I found […]

Ladonia – Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) celebrated the groundbreaking of Lake Ralph Hall, North Texas’ newest lake and one of the first built in Texas in decades. Named after the late longtime U.S. Congressman Ralph M. Hall, the new reservoir will be located on the North Sulphur River in southeast Fannin County, just north of the City of Ladonia. Read full […]

BONHAM — As construction on Bois d’Arc Lake in Fannin County continues, construction on Lake Ralph Hall near Ladonia is about to get underway. Read full article.

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After almost 15 years, the plans for Lake Ralph Hall in southeast Fannin County have been approved. UTRWD Executive Director Larry Patterson expects upwards of $150 million economic impact from the lake, located 16 miles southeast of Bonham, adding that construction alone will create more jobs. – – KTEN Denison, Britney Dixon Read full article.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $413,000,000 from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program to the Upper Trinity Regional Water District (Fannin, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Grayson, and Wise counties). Upper Trinity will use the assistance to finance design and construction costs […]

LEWISVILLE, TX – July 17, 2020:  Upper Trinity Regional Water District’s (Upper Trinity) Northeast Water Reclamation System recently received the George W. Burke, Jr. Award from Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT).  In addition, Larry N. Patterson, Executive Director of Upper Trinity, has been recognized with WEAT’s Pillars of the Profession award for his distinguished career in the water utility industry.  Both […]

A new mobile app can provide local residents weekly watering recommendations based on local rainfall, climate, soil and other factors. – The Cross Timbers Gazette Read full article.

The District partnered with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Dallas Center to create a new water conservation brochure titled “Water Efficient Lawn and Garden Care for North Texas.”  This well-designed publication guides homeowners about plant selection and care, as well as efficient watering methods and sprinkler maintenance.  Read through the publication from our Save Water […]

July is Smart Irrigation Month, hosted by the Irrigation Association. During the heat of the summer, it is important for homeowners to be more efficient in their watering habits to reduce water waste and outdoor watering demand. Learn outdoor water-saving tips all month long on the District’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

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