The Corpus Christi Resident Office's area of responsibility and major mission emphasis includes 18 south Texas counties and approximately 150 miles of Texas Gulf Coast known as the Coastal Bend. Our navigation mission includes surveying, assessing, designing, and constructing heavy civil works projects within approximately 300 miles of federal navigation channels.
Staff responds to potential hazards to navigation from sunken vessels or other concerns that impact navigation including tropical storm response. Important features of work on Corps navigation projects include emergency shoal removal, new channel construction, habitat creation, habitat restoration, beneficial use of dredged material, erosion protection and beach nourishment.
We monitor and maintain over 68 miles deep draft channels which includes the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and the Matagorda Ship Channel with associated entrance channels and jetty systems. In addition our focus includes monitoring and maintaining 230 miles of shallow draft channels which includes the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Channel to Victoria, Channel to Palacios and other tributary channels.
Subsidiary to the mission above is to provide construction management and quality assurance oversight for vertical and other waterway construction work for various customers to include the Corpus Christi Army Depot, Department of Homeland Defense, Army and National Reserves and the Corpus Christi Port Authority.