Mar 10th 2023 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

The Fort Worth District received $20 million to continue the design of the Modified Central City project, also known as the Panther Island project, to reduce flood risk. The new funding will be used to complete three isolation gates and a stormwater pump station beyond the initial design. The funding comes from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2023 Work Plan.

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USACE Flood Control Project – Central City. Courtesy of

The project has various components to reduce flood risk including an 8,400-foot bypass channel, three isolation gates, a low water dam, and valley storage mitigation sites. The modifications outlined in the plan will provide improved flood risk management functions along the Clear Fork and West Fork of the Trinity River. The isolation gates to be completed are Clear Fork, Trinity Point and Tarrant Regional Water District.