From Enterprise Staff
The Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) promoted Chad Holton to project manager at its Lake Livingston Project. Holton will oversee all matters related to the operation of the Lake Livingston Project and will be responsible for the overall general operation of the location, including maintenance, administration, reservoir operations, and managing flood events. He assumed his new duties Monday and is filling the vacancy left with the recent resignation of longtime project manager Mark Waters.
Holton has been with TRA since 2014, serving as the assistant project manager of operations at the Lake Livingston Project for the past seven years. In this role, he was responsible for emergency management functions, maintenance, security and Wolf Creek Park. He also shared some responsibilities with Waters, such as the day-to-day operation of the spillway and working with the local community. He also brings a wealth of land management experience from his previous employment as a consulting forester, along with extensive experience dealing with property owners and the public. Holton earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Lake Livingston is the largest single-purpose reservoir in Texas. At 83,000 surface acres and 55 miles long, its 455 miles of shoreline touches Polk, Walker, San Jacinto and Trinity counties. The lake was developed as a joint project between TRA and the city of Houston. The lake’s sole purpose is water supply.
TRA is a conservation and reclamation district providing water and wastewater treatment, along with recreation and reservoir facilities, for municipalities within the nearly 18,000-square-mile Trinity River basin. TRA also maintains a master plan for basin-wide development and serves as a conduit for tax-exempt financing for municipal projects and as a local sponsor for federal water projects. Each TRA operating project is an independent financial entity and TRA receives no tax revenues or appropriations. For more information, visit www.trinityra.org.