The area of water where the Clear Fork and West Fork intersect and continue to flow east is referred to as the confluence. The confluence will undergo an expansion that is an important part of the Central City Project. With the levee system that is in place today, the flood control portion of that area is not withstanding the population growth in Fort Worth which in return causes the water to fill up that space quicker.
Eventually, the confluence will have a 33-acre expansion, making it into basically the size of Town Lake in Austin, TX. This expansion will not only create an urban lake to the island but will aid in the flood control of the Central City Project by adding space for storage of water during a flood. The urban lake will eventually turn into a focal point for outdoor activity on the island, including kayaking, paddle boarding and people being able to get out and enjoy the water.
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