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Dredging Updates

*May 9, 2013 - The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) may be requested on disk (due to large file size). Please e-mail Byron.D.Williams@us.army.mil.

*GALVESTON, Texas (May 7, 2013) - Review Plan approval for Bayport Channel improvement projects, Galveston, Texas.

Coastal Custodians

Port of Houston, Courtesy PhotoThe USACE Galveston District plays a key role in America’s well-being by keeping waterways open for navigation and commerce. A priority is deepening and widening waterways, such as ports, ship channels, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, for the safe and expeditious accommodation of commercial waterborne traffic. The Galveston District is directly responsible for maintaining more than 1,000 miles of channel, including 270 miles of deep draft and 750 miles of shallow draft. Dredges are constantly at work keeping vital marine arteries open for waterborne traffic carrying cargo ranging from crude oil to coffee. Other priorities include construction of jetties or breakwaters to protect harbor and inlet entrances and the locks along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at the crossing of the Brazos and Colorado rivers.


In the photo: The Port of Houston ranks first in the nation in foreign waterborne tonnage; first in U.S. imports; and second in the nation with respect to foreign and domestic tonnage.

Notice to Navigation

 

 2012

Hydrographic Report

Hydrographic Bulletin

 Forecast of Dredging

January 

0112 - Deep Draft  0112 - Shallow Draft  0112 - Forecast

February

0212 - Deep Draft  0212 - Shallow Draft  0212 - Forecast

March

0312 - Deep Draft  0312 - Shallow Draft  0312 - Forecast

April

0412 - Deep Draft 0412 - Shallow Draft   0412 - Forecast

May

0512 - Deep Draft  0512 - Shallow Draft  0512 - Forecast
June 0612 - Deep Draft  0612 - Shallow Draft 

 0612 - Forecast

July  0712 - Deep Draft  0712 - Shallow Draft   0712 - Forecast
August  0812 - Deep Draft  0812 - Shallow Draft   0812 - Forecast
September  0912 - Deep Draft  0912 - Shallow Draft   0912 - Forecast
October  1012 - Deep Draft  1012 - Shallow Draft   1012 - Forecast
November  1112 - Deep Draft  1112 - Shallow Draft   1112 - Forecast
December  1212 - Deep Draft  1212 - Shallow Draft  1212 - Forecast
 2013  Hydrographic Report  Hydrographic Bulletin  Forecast of Dredging
January  0113 - Deep Draft 0113 - Shallow Draft  0113 - Forecast
February  0213 - Deep Draft 0213 - Shallow Draft   0213 - Forecast
March  0313 - Deep Draft  0313 - Shallow Draft   0313 - Forecast
April 0413 - Deep Draft  0413 - Shallow Draft   0413 - Forecast
May 0513 - Deep Draft  0513 - Shallow Draft   0513 - Forecast
June  0613 - Deep Draft  0613 - Shallow Draft   0613 - Forecast
July  0713 - Deep Draft  0713 - Shallow Draft   0713 - Forecast
August  0813 - Deep Draft  0813 - Shallow Draft 

 0813 - Forecast

 0813a - Forecast

September 0913 - Deep Draft 0913 - Shallow Draft   0913 - Forecast
October 1013 - Deep Draft  1013 - Shallow Draft 

 1013 - Forecast 

 1013a - Forecast

November   1113 - Deep Draft 1113 - Shallow Draft  1113 - Forecast
December   1213-Deep Draft 1213 - Shallow Draft  1213 - Forecast
 2014   Hydrgraphic Report  Hydrographic Bulletin  Forecast of Dredging
January   0114-Deep Draft  0114-Shallow Draft  0114 Forecast
February   0214-Deep Draft  0214-Shallow Draft  0214 Forecast
March   0314-Deep Draft   0314-Shallow Draft  0314 Forcast

 

Federal Channel Setbacks

The intent of these Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) is to provide a rapid and repeatable procedure for evaluating the construction of structures and/or the deposition of dredge and fill along federally maintained channels in order to preserve the government's ability to maintain such waterway and provide a margin of safety to those who use such waterway by maintaining established setbacks from federal channels. These SOPs apply to all Department of the Army permit applications pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor Act of 1899 and/or Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.  Graphic representations of the established setback lines are available for viewing in Google Earth. To download a free version of Google Earth or for further information on operating Google Earth, click here.

 

2012 Regional Sediment Management, Upper Texas Coast

Navigation Branch Contact

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

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

District Channel Maps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District maintains waterways from Sabine to Brownsville. Click here to see 2004 ortho maps with channel overlays including stationing and placement areas.