Lake Bardwell Spillway Dewater
ENNIS, Texas (Feb. 4, 2021) – A team from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department search for aquatic wildlife below Bardwell Lake’s emergency spillway during dewater maintenance. This dewater is done every 10 years to be able to inspect the basin, spillway chute, and baffle blocks for cracks or damage and clean out the basin below the spillway. Due to the nature of maintenance being done on the lake’s emergency spillway, aquatic wildlife would be stranded and in danger. USACE and TPWD took measures to locate, identify and safely move these species of freshwater mussels and fish to another part of the lake. U.S. Army photo by Trevor Welsh.

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