AGFC Lake Conway Project

Man fishing in a boat on a lake image

AGFC & City Leadership Town Hall

City leadership and the AGFC held an informative Q & A town hall for residents to hear the project plan, ask questions, and offer input. The high school cafeteria was left with standing room only with so many in attendance. A timeline was given at the event; in which several key milestones were provided: July 20th - all fishing limits/restrictions lifted. You catch it, you keep it. September 1st - drawdown begins. Spring '24 - Construction begins. Here is AGFC's New Lake Conway website with more exciting details.

  • James Snider
  • Sept 5, 2023

Key Milestone Dates as of 9/5/23

As with any large public works project, these dates are projections and are subject to change. A big factor is Mother Nature. Hot, dry summers will speed compaction. Excessively rainy events or seasons could slow the draining and, therefore, the project as a whole. The project is projected to take up to 5 years, but could be shorter. As milestone dates approach, date estimates will be refined by the state.

  1. June 15, 2023 - Project approval and public announcement. Complete
  2. June 29, 2023 - Mayflower town hall and Q & A. Complete
  3. July 20, 2023 - All limits/restrictions on fishing will be lifted. In Progress
  4. July 20, 2023 - $500 Bounty Fish Contest - Details & claim form. Complete
  5. September 1, 2023 - Drawdown commencement. This will take months as to not flood Palarm Creek. In Progress
  6. Spring 2024 - Construction on infrastructure, habitats, and access begins. Not Started
  7. 2028 - Dam gates closed and lake refilling begins. Not Started

Frequently Asked Questions as of 7/24/23