Value to the Nation Fast Facts

Lake Level Report
WRIGHT PATMAN DAM AND LAKE

RECREATION 2016
US Army Corps of Engineers — Value to the Nation

Natural and recreational resources at Corps lake(s) provide social, economic and environmental benefits for all Americans. Following are facts related to the Corps role managing natural and recreational resources in WRIGHT PATMAN DAM AND LAKE.

LAKE DESCRIPTION

Project Name: WRIGHT PATMAN DAM AND LAKE

State: Texas

Congressional District(s): TX04

Watershed: Red-Sulphur

USACE District: Fort Worth District

USACE Division: Southwestern

SOCIAL BENEFITS

Facilities in FY 2016

  • 22 recreation areas 
  • 186 picnic sites 
  • 533 camping sites 
  • 10 playgrounds 
  • 4 swimming areas 
  • 11 number of trails 
  • 15 trail miles 
  • 1 fishing docks 
  • 22 boat ramps 
  • 73 marina slips 

Public Outreach in FY 2016

  • 14,889 public outreach contacts

Visits (person-trips) in FY 2016

  • 347,188 in total
  • 8,818 picnickers
  • 12,439 campers 
  • 13,620 swimmers 
  • 2,613 water skiers 
  • 46,248 boaters 
  • 190,343 sightseers 
  • 82,084 fishermen 
  • 875 hunters 
  • 28,650 others

Benefits in Perspective

By providing opportunities for active recreation, Corps lakes help combat one of the most significant of the nation's health problems: lack of physical activity.

Recreational programs and activities at Corps lakes also help strengthen family ties and friendships; provide opportunities for children to develop personal skills, social values, and self-esteem; and increase water safety.

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

Economic Data in FY 2016

Visitation per year resulted in:

  • $9,826,531 in visitor spending within 30 miles of the Corps lake.
  • $6,548,321 in sales within 30 miles of the Corps lake.
  • 94 jobs within 30 miles of the Corps lake.
  • $2,356,041 in labor income within 30 miles of the Corps lake.
  • $3,384,558 in value added within 30 miles of the Corps lake.
  • $3,136,908 in National Economic Development Benefits.

With multiplier effects, visitor trip spending resulted in:

  • $13,009,383 in total spending.
  • $9,435,903 in total sales.
  • 117 jobs.
  • $3,190,064 in labor income.
  • $4,877,071 in value added (wages & salaries, payroll benefits, profits, rents, and indirect business taxes).

Benefits in Perspective

The money spent by visitors to Corps lakes on trip expenses adds to the local and national economies by supporting jobs and generating income. Visitor spending represents a sizable component of the economy in many communities around Corps lakes.

How these numbers were calculated.

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

Resources in FY 2016

  • 45,063 land acres
  • 33,750 water acres
  • 203 shoreline miles

Benefits in Perspective

Recreation experiences increase motivation to learn more about the environment; understanding and awareness of environmental issues; and sensitivity to the environment.

Source: Value to the Nation web site at www.CorpsResults.us.
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