Plans to build a new lake in Fannin County are causing uproar among some residents who fear their 'country' way of life may be jeopardized. The proposed Bois D'arc Reservoir is only in the permitting stage with the state. The project is more than a decade away from possibly becoming a reality, but those affected by the plan are making their voices heard now.
North Texas Water District officials say without the reservoir, the water supply will not support Fannin County's growing population. Plans call for Bois D'arc Creek to be dammed up in the next 12 to 15 years, which will flood around 66,000 acres of land.
Concerned residents say there are other options that are not being explored. North Texas water officials say the permit process alone could take anywhere from two to five years.