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. By mid September, both sector gates on the East side were reinstalled.
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 Ft. and 1.8 Ft. Installation will go on RESTRICTIONS.
When Head Differential Exceeds 1.8 ft. that gate will be CLOSED FOR NAVIGATION
AS LONG AS THE BRAZOS RIVER VELOCITY IS 5 MPH. THERE IS ONLY DAYLIGHT NAVIGATION