US Army Corps of Engineers Reservoirs GIS Implementation

Funding Agency: US Army Corps of Engineers - Fort Worth District (Operations Division)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is responsible for the environmental stewardship and the management of natural resources of the lands and waters at Corps water resource projects. A mission of the Corps is the management and conservation of natural resources consistent with ecosystem management principles, while providing quality outdoor recreation experiences to serve the needs of present and future generations. Effective management of such water-related resources at Corps projects often requires the collection and analysis of environmental and natural resource data within the watersheds and recharge areas which are often beyond government lands. Pursuant to the above mission, the Fort Worth District is implementing a geographic information system (GIS) for their reservoirs as a tool to assist them in achieving their resource and operational management goals.

The Spatial Sciences Laboratory is assisting in the development of this GIS. There are two phases to this project: Phase 1 consists of the development of the legal boundary of the reservoir and phase 2 consists of the development of all features within these boundaries. Both phases are done for each and every reservoir within Fort Worth jurisdiction.