Citizens sign petition to fill lake

By Jim Lancaster | Published Saturday, June 22, 2013

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I want to make you aware of a new website that went live Tuesday, June 18 – www.bridgeportlake.org.

“Fill Bridgeport Lake” (FBL) is a political action effort to cause Tarrant Regional Water District to STOP draining Lake Bridgeport in relation to downstream sister lakes.

Wise County, area residents, businesses, lake users, cities, and area economic development groups, etc. have suffered long enough over the past decades for no reason, only to support the users (cities) downstream.

Water levels are 18 feet low compared to other lakes in the system that are only several feet low.

In the first 24 hours, the website had had 1,285 concerned citizens sign the petition.

On Thursday, June 20, TRWD stopped releasing water, two months earlier than planned.

Readers, visit www.bridgeportlake.org for additional information.

We just can’t take it anymore.

Jim Lancaster
NorthStar Pointe Homeowners Association board member
Fill Bridgeport Lake leader

Editor’s note: In a Messenger story published May 18, representatives from Tarrant Regional Water District said they would stop releasing water from Lake Bridgeport around July 1. If TRWD, stopped releasing water on June 20, that is about two weeks earlier than planned, not two months.

3 Responses to “Citizens sign petition to fill lake”

  1. Rusty White says:


    While we are at it make them open up their “Private” cabins, camp grounds and boat ramp at the dam, built with and funded with our tax dollars! They “TOOK” without asking anybody one of the best points on our lake and proclaimed it was only for their use, I CALL BS!

    How is it they force their wants over all, while taking ANYTHING they want, and answer to NO ONE???

  2. Andy Sabo says:

    In response to Oklahoma’s refusal to sell Texas water, a friend of mine came up with a fantastic idea. We need to petition our state government to legalize gambling on the southern side of the Red River, just within minutes of the Oklahoma border. 90% of the cars in the OK casino parking lots have Texas plates. Time to take that huge windfall of revenue from them. Oh, and maybe we’ll hold off on issuing the casino permits if they agree to start selling us water.

  3. Rusty White says:


    Sadly “some” believe they have the “right” to force all others to live by their beliefs and perception as to what is the “only right” way to live! As they force their beliefs over all ” MILLIONS” of tax dollars go to the states around us, GO FIGURE???


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