Bachman Lake Dam Rehab

Rehabilitating the Bachman Lake Dam and Spillway to minimize flood risk and ensure dam safety for generations to come.

Public Safety Update

Dredging activity is ongoing at Bachman Lake. To ensure safety, no boating is permitted on any portion of the lake from sunset until 8 a.m. each day. Boaters may only use the lake after 8 a.m. for the safety of everyone. Boaters must always stay at least 75 feet away from the barge and at least 25 feet away from the dredging pipe. If you have questions, email [email protected].

Project Introduction

Although this dam was originally built in 1901 to form Bachman Lake, it has only needed minor repairs over its lifetime.

The rehabilitation of the Bachman Lake Dam and Spillway will ensure dam safety, minimize flood risk, and provide regulatory compliance.

The dredging maintenance improvements will help revitalize the lake, improve water quality and allow residents to enjoy the lake for years to come.

Aerial photograph of Bachman Lake Park and its surrounding area located in Dallas, Texas, taken in 1954.

Haskins, Squire. [Aerial View of Bachman Lake Park and Surrounding Area], photograph, 1954; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1030325/ : accessed November 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Municipal Archives.

Latest News

Dredging Progress, Fall 2022

   Did you know that Dallas Water Utilities’ dredging contractor Renda Environmental has removed more than 38,000 cubic yards of sediment from the bottom of Bachman Lake since February? That could fill nearly 88 Southwest planes flying out of neighboring...

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July 2019

Project Started

Spring 2021

Dredging Design Complete

Spring 2025

Slated for Completion

Project Timeline

The Bachman Lake Dam Rehab project started July 2019 and is estimated to be completed in 2025. Check out this timeline for the projects scheduled construction activities and phases.

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