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Dredging Operation Update: Hours and Safety

   Bachman Lake Dam dredging contractor started operation of the hydraulic dredging equipment in May 2022. Hours of operation for the construction crews are 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday. The lake is open for public use during dredging hours of...

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Inspection of the Bachman Lake Outlet Structure

On Thursday, May 19th, as part of the ongoing Bachman Lake Dredging and Dam and Spillway Rehabilitation Project, underwater divers will be on-site to perform an inspection of the Bachman Lake Outlet Structure. The contractor will use a professional diver with an...

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Dredging Activities at Bachman Lake Have Officially Begun

The public should be advised that there will be some temporary disruptions to park users. Primarily, the south parking lot next to the Dallas Rowing Club will be closed and restricted to allow dredging crews to safely perform their work. Lake users should steer clear...

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Bachman Project Update December 2021

Dear Residents and Project Stakeholders, Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) is progressing on the Bachman Lake Dredging and Dam and Spillway Rehabilitation Projects. DWU has awarded a construction services contract for dredging at Bachman Lake and is continuing engineering...

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Dam Safety Public Outreach

Dallas Water Utilities and Dallas Park and Recreation Departments are hosting virtual public meetings in November 2021 on the City’s Dam Safety Program. The public is invited to attend the virtual meetings to learn more about the program, the benefits of dams, and...

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Updates for Residents & Stakeholders

Dear Residents and Project Stakeholders, Dallas Water Utilities is making progress on the Bachman Lake Dredging and Dam and Spillway Rehabilitation Projects. The dredging project bid in June 2021 and construction award is scheduled for City Council consideration in...

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Dallas Parks Department to Present on Bachman Skate Park

Friends of Bachman Lake is restarting the Bachman Area Neighbors in the Know meetings on August 4th! The Dallas Parks Department will be facilitating the session and providing an update on the Bachman Lake Skate Park, while also gathering community input....

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Project Moves Forward with Bids for Dredging Bachman Lake

Dallas Water Utilities is currently accepting bids for the Bachman Lake Dredging 2021 Project. The project will remove sediment and debris in Bachman Lake through hydraulic dredging, convey the sediment slurry to an offsite dewatering and truck loading location, and...

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Future Disruption to Bachman Lake Visitors

During the Bachman Lake Dam Rehabilitation Project, Dallas Water Utilities will focus on ways to limit the impacts of the project on visitors to Bachman Lake. We want visitors to be able to use the park while we continue on with the project. We understand these...

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Public Meeting, February 2021

​Dallas Water Utilities presented a project update at Friends of Bachman Lake Neighbors in the Know virtual meeting via Facebook Live.  You can view the recording below or by clicking here. During the presentation, the Project Manager gave an overview of activities...

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Residents & Stakeholders — February 2021

Dear Residents and Project Stakeholders,  Dallas Water Utilities is making progress on the Bachman Lake Dredging Project and is currently at sixty percent (60%) design completion. The Bachman Dam and Spillway Rehabilitation Project is in the preliminary design report...

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Bachman Lake & Love Field Area Planning

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is leading a transportation and land use study of the Bachman Lake/Northwest Highway area, in collaboration with the City of Dallas and coordinating with the National Park Service (NPS) on the Love Field Loop...

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Residents & Stakeholders — June 2020

Thank you for your interest in the Bachman Lake Dam and Spillway and Lake Dredging Maintenance Improvements Project. Dallas Water Utilities is currently in the design phase of the project that includes engineering efforts to ensure dam safety and regulatory compliance...

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First Friends of Bachman Lake Meeting

Dallas Water Utilities presented a project update to Friends of Bachman Lake via Facebook Live. You can view the recording below or by clicking here. During the presentation, the Project Manager gave an overview of activities completed so far and what is coming next...

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