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.