Matagorda Ship Channel Public Meeting
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Commander Col. Rhett Blackmon, left, speaks to attendees of the Matagorda Ship Channel (MSC) Environmental Stakeholder Meeting in Port Lavaca, Texas, June 6, 2023. Blackmon and staff traveled to the region to meet with stakeholders and the public regarding the MSC Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and how they may submit comments directly to the district regarding their concerns. The MSC was constructed in the 1960s to allow deep-draft vessels to travel between the Gulf of Mexico and Matagorda and Lavaca Bays. The channel is part of Port of Port Lavaca – Point Comfort, a major seaport in the state and nation, and carries approximately 11.6 million tons of commerce annually. U.S. Army photo by Trevor Welsh.