Transforming the Landscape

North Texas utility builds a reservoir — and a forest — to serve its water needs well into the future.

Transforming the Landscape

Construction Manager Daniel Kampfer, Director Matthew Stahman and ecologist Brandon Hall (from left) of Houston-based Resource Environmental Solutions stand at an improved low water crossing where an ineffective culvert was removed and native vegetation was added. The crossing is one of many smaller projects within the North Texas Municipal Water District’s massive Bois d’Arc Lake construction project northeast of Dallas. (Photography by Olivia Ogren-Hrejsa)

Building a dam is one thing. Building a forest is something else altogether. The North Texas Municipal Water District has done both.

The district, which services about 80 communities north and east of the Dallas metropolitan area, is completing an ambitious...

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