Caddo Lake land, water transfer deal remains clogged
LONGVIEW — Caddo Lake residents learned last week a federal logjam blocking transfer of the last piece of land and water rights has not loosened in the four months since they last met.
The future of the former Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant, a federal Superfund pollution site, remains secure as a national wildlife refuge despite delays in the final property transfer, the Army officer in charge of the plant told a residents’ committee Thursday night.
“We’ve been trying to go to Albuquerque and meet with (U.S.) Fish and Wildlife over a number of issues including the property transfer,” Base Realignment and Closure Deputy Chief Tom Lederle told Restoration Advisory Board members. “We’re pretty patient, but I would like to meet. ... It’s kind of waiting. Nothing bad is going to happen by waiting.”