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Brazos River Floodgates

BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District prepares to reinstall the East Brazos River Floodgates following a yearlong refurbishing process in which each of the 80-ton sector gates along with an additional 40 tons of organic material were removed for repair and cleaning to restore and enhance their structural integrity and operation. 

NOTE: IF AND WHEN RIVER REACHES 7 MPH, ALL TRAFFIC WILL BE SHUT DOWN.

Floodgate Dimensions: 750 feet long by 75 feet wide; maximum to length is 1,180 feet and maximum tow width is 55 feet.

Note: When head differential in either East or West gates are between 0.7 feet and 1.8 feet, installation will go on RESTRICTIONS.

When head differential exceeds 1.8 feet, that gate will be CLOSED FOR NAVIGATION. 

 

Facility Information

East Bound Vessel on turn 01 - east  0  cuts
West Bound Vessel on turn 1 - west  0  cuts
• River Velocity  0.2

To contact the East Gate Operator call:

979-233-1251 or 979-402-2888

Gate Differentials:  



East Gate                  West Gate
River Side  3.0   River Side   3.0
Canal Side 2.9   Canal Side  3.4
Differential 0.1  Differential   0.4
*MLT= Mean low Tide

Last Update July 26,  2017 1500

Facility Directions

Closure Notices

 Closures are imminent. Please refer to the following Notice to Navigation for more information or call 979-233-1251 or 979-402-2888.

  

Cautions

             BRAZOS RIVER IS OFF RESTRICTIONS
     

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    DREDGING

    Gulf Intracoastal Waterway - Freeport Harbor to Upper Matagorda Bay

    in Brazoria and Matagorda Counties, Texas

    The Dredge “Perseverance” and Dredge "Diligence" (Goodloe Marine, Inc.), will be dredging in the Gulf Intracoastal

    Waterway (GIWW) in the area of Brazos River Floodgates, with placement of material to upland confined placement

    area 89. Dredging will continue in various locations in the GIWW from Freeport Harbor to the Brazos River Floodgates

    (MM 395 to MM 400). Contractor’s related floating plant (tugboats, survey boat, and skiffs) including submerged and

    floating pipeline will be used in/around work areas. Dredged material will be placed in confined placement areas along

    the GIWW.

    􀁺 Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing

    arrangements have been made.

    􀁺 Dredging operations are continuous, 24 hrs, 7 days, unless otherwise noted.

    􀁺 Dredging operations will continue through the month unless otherwise indicated.

    􀁺 Dredges monitor channel 13 and/or 16 on marine VHF radio, respective dredges should be contacted for

    coordination of passing and movement near operations.

Commercial Vessel Check-in Procedures

West bound vessels check in at Bryan Beach bridge - East bound vessels check in at Jones Lake. West bound vessels use north bank moorings when tripping barges. East bound vessels use south bank moorings when tripping barges.....

Galveston District Lockmaster Brazos River Floodgates

Mailing Address:
Brazos River Floodgates
4335 East Flood Gate Road
Freeport, Texas  77542

Email:
swgpao@usace.army.mil
Phone: 979-233-3146
Fax: 979-233-5632

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday
After hours: 979-233-1251