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The Port Arthur Field Office of the Galveston District USACE provided oversight for the construction of the project. A total of eight 700 sq. ft. classrooms, a 600 sq. ft. office, temporary restrooms and a 3000 sq. ft. multipurpose High School building along with covered walkways were constructed.
ORANGEFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEIVES PORTABLE BUILDINGS
Heavy rains from Hurricane flooded the elementary school. The Port Arthur Field Office of the Galveston District USACE provided oversight for the construction of the project. A total of eight 700 sq. ft. classrooms, a 600 sq. ft. office, temporary restrooms and a 3000 sq. ft. multipurpose High School building along with covered walkways were constructed.
Students of Mauriceville Elementary School and Mauriceville Middle School in Orange, Texas, once again have a classroom to call their own. After a topsy-turvy start to the 2017-2018 school year, the students moved into their new building on Feb. 20, thanks to a partnership among the State and local governments, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and FEMA.
Rough Start to the School Year is Made Easier with Help of Federal Partnership
Students of Mauriceville Elementary School and Mauriceville Middle School in Orange, Texas, once again have a classroom to call their own. After a topsy-turvy start to the 2017-2018 school year, the students moved into their new building on Feb. 20, thanks to a partnership among the State and local governments, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and FEMA.
This data/map was created on 09/05/2017 by USACE using the best available data at the time. This map has been compiled using the best information available and is believed to be accurate; however, its preparation required many assumptions. Actual conditions during a flood event may vary from those assumed, so the accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The limits of flooding shown should only be used as a guideline for emergency planning and response actions. Actual areas inundated will depend on specific flooding conditions and may differ from the areas shown on the map. It may or may not accurately reflect existing conditions.
USACE GIS product assists in emergency planning and response actions
Story map is a powerful tool, which can assist emergency planners and residents determine where floodwaters will recede from in the Buffalo Bayou basin over the next few days. This data/map was created on September 5, 2017 by USACE using the best available data at the time. This map has been compiled using the best information available and is believed to be accurate; however, its preparation required many assumptions. Actual conditions during a flood event may vary from those assumed, so the accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The limits of flooding shown should only be used as a guideline for emergency planning and response actions. Actual areas inundated will depend on specific flooding conditions and may differ from the areas shown on the map. It may or may not accurately reflect existing conditions.
"These inundation maps depicting the Sabine and Neches rivers are provided by the United States Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth and Galveston Districts to assist communities to plan and prepare for flooding. 

While the United States Army of Corps of Engineers, (hereinafter referred to as USACE) has made a reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of the maps and associated data, is should be explicitly noted that the USACE makes no warranty, representation or guarantee, either express or implied, as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any of the data provided herein.  The USACE, its officers, agents, employees or servants shall assume no liability of any nature for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided regardless of how caused.

The USACE, its officers, agents, employees or servants shall assume no liability for any decisions made or actions taken or not taken by the user of the maps and associated data in reliance upon any information of data furnished here. By using these maps and associated data the user does so entirely at their own risk and explicitly acknowledges that he/she is aware of and agrees to be bound by this disclaimer and agrees not to present any claim or demand any nature against the USACE, its officers, agents, employees or servants in any forum whatsoever for any damages of any nature whatsoever that may result from of may be caused in anyway by the use of the maps and associated data."
Potential Inundation Sabine and Neches rivers
"These inundation maps depicting the Sabine and Neches rivers are provided by the United States Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth and Galveston Districts to assist communities to plan and prepare for flooding. While the United States Army of Corps of Engineers, (hereinafter referred to as USACE) has made a reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of the maps and associated data, is should be explicitly noted that the USACE makes no warranty, representation or guarantee, either express or implied, as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any of the data provided herein. The USACE, its officers, agents, employees or servants shall assume no liability of any nature for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided regardless of how caused. The USACE, its officers, agents, employees or servants shall assume no liability for any decisions made or actions taken or not taken by the user of the maps and associated data in reliance upon any information of data furnished here. By using these maps and associated data the user does so entirely at their own risk and explicitly acknowledges that he/she is aware of and agrees to be bound by this disclaimer and agrees not to present any claim or demand any nature against the USACE, its officers, agents, employees or servants in any forum whatsoever for any damages of any nature whatsoever that may result from of may be caused in anyway by the use of the maps and associated data."
The illustrations depict modeling from what we projected early Aug. 29 before we increased our releases to 7000 and 6000 at Addicks and Barker Dams. Areas depicted in green are currently not flooded, as previously predicted due to the increased releases.
Addicks and Barker Dams - Potential Inundation Maps
The illustrations depict modeling from what we projected early Aug. 29 before we increased our releases to 7000 and 6000 at Addicks and Barker Dams. Areas depicted in green are currently not flooded, as previously predicted due to the increased releases.
It is less impactful for the Corps to conduct controlled water releases now; causing moderate flooding than to keep retaining the water until it flows over the uncontrolled spillway; causing severe flooding.

Controlled releases may cause moderate flooding. Waiting until water flows past uncontrolled spillway may cause severe flooding.
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Illustrations of outflow from Addicks and Barker
It is less impactful for the Corps to conduct controlled water releases now; causing moderate flooding than to keep retaining the water until it flows over the uncontrolled spillway; causing severe flooding. Controlled releases may cause moderate flooding. Waiting until water flows past uncontrolled spillway may cause severe flooding. #Harvey
USS STURGIS Decommissioning
STURGIS Decommissioning and Dismantling
The STURGIS, a former World War II Liberty Ship, was converted into the first floating nuclear power plant in the 1960s. Before being shutdown in 1976, the STURGIS’ nuclear reactor, MH-1A, was used to generate electricity for military and civilian use in the Panama Canal. It departed for Galveston April 16, 2015. Learn more about the STURGIS.

                             

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GALVESTON, Texas (August 1, 2018) – New to the Corps of Engineers, Teresa (Terri) McFetridge joins the Galveston District as the Budget Officer in the Resources Management Division. Read full story.