Posted on Dec 19, 2021
This past Wednesday we welcomed Randall McCartney, center, Reservoir Manager for the Brazos River Authority at Possum Kingdom Lake, and Troy Weatherhead, left, Project Manager for BRA at PK Lake's Morris Shepard Dam.
They provided information on how BRA manages the lake, Brazos River and the watershed, the largest in the state of Texas. They are pictured with program Chair Sabrina Sparkman.
Randall served in the United States Marine Corps and after an honorable discharge, he returned home and attended Texas A&M University in College Station.  While attending Texas A&M he worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Somerville and continued that career after graduation.
He worked for a total of 20 years for the federal government.  Some of the roles he served in with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ranged from being a Park Ranger/Natural Resource Specialist and Lead Ranger at several lakes (Somerville, Grapevine, Lewisville and Ray Roberts, Waco) in the Fort Worth District, as well as a Realty Specialist in the District Office in Fort Worth and Hawaii. 
Randall served as a Lake Manger in the interim role at Lake Granger and Lake Georgetown as well as the permanent manager for Lake Somerville.  His most recent couple of years with the Corps of Engineers was as the Recreation Business Line Manager for seven lakes in the metroplex area consisting of Lewisville, Grapevine, Ray Roberts, Lavon, Bardwell, Joe Pool and Benbrook.
Thank you, Randall and George, for your work protecting and preserving Possum Kingdom Lake, the Morris Shepard dam and the watershed, helping ensuring millions of Texans have access to and enjoyment of water and waterways from the Panhandle to the Gulf of Mexico.