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Lake Wichita Study
  
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 Picture provided by Stephen Garner,

 Picture provided by Stephen Garner

 
 

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Possible projects for lake development- Created by Leo Mantey

          Possible projects for lake development - Created by Leo Mantey 

 Lake Wichita

WELCOME

Welcome to the Lake Wichita Revitalization Committee web page!  Here you will be able to find the latest and greatest information and developments with the newly appointed Lake Wichita Revitalization Committee
                      

On May 7, 2013, the Wichita Falls City Council appointed the newly created Lake Wichita Study Committee (comprised of Wichita Falls and Lakeside City citizens, elected officials and city staff) and charged the committee with the task of developing goals and recommendations for recreation and non-recreation uses with consideration being given to, but not limited to:
                       

  • Water usage,
  • Shoreline usage,
  • Public Safety,
  • Maintenance, and
  • Commercial development.
The name was changed to Lake Wichita Revitalization Committee (LWRC) by the Wichita Falls City Council Resolution 106-2014 on October 7, 2014. The reason was to coincide with the City Council extension of the LWRC term another 18 months, done by the same resolution, and to recognize a more active role by the LWRC to achieve improvements to Lake Wichita.
  
Over the next 18 months, the committee will work to develop an action plan that can ultimately be implemented to bring the vision to fruition!

 

                               
            

 HELP BRING BACK LAKE WICHITA

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 What is Next 

The project partners are trying to the raise the funds to hire a consulting firm to conduct the background work and prepare the Corps of Engineers 404 permit so that the lake can be excavated, deepened, and even contoured in a way that makes it last longer through drought. Dirt cannot be removed until we have this permit in hand! 

How You Can Help 

Show your support by helping spread the word and following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ourlakeourlife You can also help by making a tax-deductible donation to the Lake Wichita Chapter of Friends of Reservoirs (see below) or to the City of Wichita Falls Lake Wichita Improvement Fund at the City Parks and Recreation Office; you can contact Wichita Falls Parks and Recreation at 940-761-7490. 
Please donate online on the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation website at http://www.wfacf.org/donations.php
or
Click here to download Donation Form

                                              

                                          
 
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
   

Citizens

Ex-Officio Members / City Support Staff

Stephen Garner, Chairman

Jack Murphy,  Wichita Falls Director of Parks & Rec.

Clayton Lane, Vice Chairman

Kinley Hegglund, Wichita Falls City Attorney

Penny Miller, Secretary

Pat Hoffman, Wichita Falls Property Administrator

Michael Chapman, Lakeside City Rep

Davis Powell, Wichita Falls City Engineer

Nancy Heath Howell, CWF Rep

Sam Bounds, City Manager - Lakeside City

Shannon Rutledge-Hopkins, CWF Rep

Leo Mantey, Wichita Falls City Planner

Larry Scott, CWF Rep

Tom Lang, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Fisheries

Daniel Fitzwater, CWF Rep  
Colby Huffman, Voting Alternate
Donna Rust, Voting Alternate

Brian Hooker, Wichita Falls City Councilor
 
 

MEETINGS

2nd Tuesday, Monthly, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Wichita Falls City Council Conference Room- 1300 7th St. Wichita Falls, TX. 76301 - map it! (unless otherwise determined). 

Upcoming meetings are as follows:

Date

Time

Location

 January 13  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Wichita Falls City Council Conference Room
 February 10  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Wichita Falls City Council Conference Room
 March 10  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Wichita Falls City Council Conference Room

AGENDAS                                                 MINUTES
                      

  2014                             2015

   2014                           2015   

  January 14                     January 13

January 14                      January 13

  February 11                   February 10

February 11

  March 11                       March 10

March 11
  April 8 April 8

  June 10

June 10
  October 14 October 14
  November 11                          
                                                                       

           

                                

           
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
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 Lake Wichita Picture taken February 12, 1953 (Provided by City staff)

History of Lake Wichita (PDF)
Lake Wichita Alive! – 1994 Report (PDF)
Lake Wichita Improvements Study – 1991 Report (PDF)