Panther Island / Central City News

A Long History Of Flooding

Neighborhoods surrounding downtown were flooded by more than 10 feet of water. Thousands were left homeless, 10 people died and property damages reached $15 mllion.

The current federal flood protection project, the Central City Project, was designed to provide the necessary flood protection in Fort Worth for the neighborhoods highlighted above. These areas include, but are not limited to, the Panther Island District and West 7th/ Cultural District.  The local sponsor, Tarrant Regional Water District,  utilized the area identified by USACE that would flood without implementation of the project and then applied property value as provided by the Tarrant Appraisal District, the local taxing entity. This results in a damage value of roughly $2,362,997,812 in the highlighted area above.