The Canyon Lake and neighboring areas have experienced tremendous growth over the last decade. This trend is expected to continue with new residents moving in and tourism reaching the thousands each year.
The USACE can no longer manage the lake today the same way they did nearly 50 years ago. The current Master Plan for Canyon Lake dates back to December 1970 and is long over due for major revisions to handle the growth of the region. The Corps defines a Master Plan as… “The strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all project recreational, natural and cultural resources throughout the life of the water resource development project.”
The Corps held a stakeholder and public meeting on Friday, March 18 at the CRRC Rec Center. This purpose of this meeting was to:
- Explain the Master Plan and define its purpose.
- Explain why revisions are needed and to solicit feedback.
- Describe the revision process and answer questions.
The revision process is very lengthy and will take up to two years to complete. The next public meeting will not be until next summer; however, there is still time to submit your comments (see form below) during this initial phase. The comment period runs from March 18 - April 18 and can be submitted to CESWF-PER-CanyonLake@usace.army.mil or you can take it by the Corps office.