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Beneficial Use of Dredged Material

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District contributes to the well-being, economic success and quality of life of local communities through beneficial use of dredged material. Annually, the Galveston District dredges approximately 30 to 40 million cubic yards of material. If placed on one city block, the material would create a mountain 14,000 feet above sea level. While undertaking its mission of keeping America’s waterways navigable, the Corps is able to turn that into an added benefit for homeowners, tourists and businesses. The Corps employs environmentally and economically responsible ways to utilize dredged materials to benefit local communities and improve eroded coastlines through beach nourishment and beneficial use programs.

Learn more about the USACE Galveston District's Navigation Program.

Galveston District Beneficial Use Program
Mailing Address:
USACE Galveston District
P.O. Box 1229
Galveston, TX 77553-1229

Email: SWG-NB@usace.army.mill
Phone: 409-766-3071

Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Workshop

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, hosted a Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Workshop to promote open collaboration between USACE Galveston District staff, local, state and federal resource agency partners and other navigation stakeholders. Click on the links below to access presentations from the workshop.

SWG Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Update

Beneficial Use of Dredged Material in Galveston District

Community Involvement in Beneficial Uses Planning

Practical Applications of Beneficial Use in Public and Private Projects

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