US Army Corps of Engineers
Galveston District

News Releases by Month

  • USACE Galveston District and Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 sign project partnership agreement

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 2, 2019) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District and the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 (DD7) are set to begin construction of the Port Arthur and Vicinity Coastal Storm Risk Management Project (CSRM), this project will increase protection and provide resiliency to the existing hurricane protection system. The first of five planned Construction projects for the area, is expected to begin April 2020.
  • GIWW, Brazos River Floodgates, Colorado River Locks Chief's Report Signed

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Galveston District, received a signed Chief of Engineers Report (Chief’s Report) for the proposed Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) Brazos River Floodgates (BRFG) and Colorado River Locks (CRL), Oct. 24, outlining the feasibility study to improve navigation efficiency by selecting a plan that is economically justified and environmentally acceptable to maintain GIWW as a nationally significant waterway system while continuing to provide water and sediment management capability and navigation safety on the GIWW.
  • USACE to Repair the Corpus Christi Ship Channel (Aransas Pass) Jetties in Nueces and Aransas counties, Texas

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 2, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a contract Sept. 23, to Corpus Christi Ship C Jetty Repairs in the amount of $22,875,046 to repair the Corpus Christi Ship Channel (Aransas Pass) Jetties in Nueces and Aransas counties, Texas.
  • USACE Galveston District and Cedar Bayou Navigation District sign partnership agreement

    GALVESTON, Texas (September 24, 2019) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District and the Cedar Bayou Navigation District (CBND) are set to begin construction of the Cedar Bayou Channel Improvement Project. Construction of the project is expected to begin February 2020. A Project Partnership Agreement was formally signed by USACE Galveston District and CBND Sept. 23, which initiates the Channel Improvement Project.
  • Signed Chief’s Report released for Jefferson County Ecosystem Restoration Project

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 13, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, received a signed Chief of Engineers Report (Chief’s Report) for the proposed Jefferson County Ecosystem Restoration Project, Sept. 12, outlining the feasibility of providing shore protection and related improvements between Sabine Pass and the entrance to Galveston Bay, Texas, in the interest of protecting and restoring environmental resources on and behind the beach, to include the 77,000 acres of freshwater wetlands and the maritime resources of east Galveston Bay and Rollover Bay.
  • Wallisville Lake Project accepting feral hog permit applications

    WALLISVILLE, Texas (September 4, 2019)- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, Wallisville Lake Project Office, Feral Hog Management Program is accepting annual feral hog applications from Sept. 1- 30 for the upcoming 2019-2020 hog hunting season.
  • USACE Galveston District employee spotlight on Emily Drastata

    GALVESTON, Texas (September 3, 2019) –Just shy of three years working for the Corps, Emily Drastata considers herself the “environmental voice” for the Operations and Maintenance projects at the Galveston District. As a physical scientist at USACE Galveston District, Drastata and her teammate Lisa Finn, environmental project manager, coordinate with the project delivery teams (PDTs) to ensure that compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act is achieved for all projects.
  • Galveston Bay flood risk reduction studies deemed compatible by officals

    GALVESTON, Texas (August 23, 2019) - In a joint statement today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, the General Land Office of the State of Texas and the Center for Severe Storm Prediction Education and Evacuation from Disasters, or SSPEED Center, at Rice University announced the compatibility of two widely-publicized concepts to enhance and protect Galveston Bay.
  • Addicks and Barker Reservoirs launch Feral Hog Management Program and permit drawing

    HOUSTON (August 7, 2019)—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, Addicks Field Office is launching a Feral Hog Management Program and is accepting annual feral hog trapping applications from Sept. 1-31, for the upcoming 2019-2020 hog trapping season.
  • USACE Galveston District to publish a Public Notice for Department of the Army permit SWG-2019-00067 for the Port of Corpus Christi Authority’s proposed Channel Deepening Project

    GALVESTON, Texas (August 5, 2019) – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has published a public notice for the Port of Corpus Christi Authority’s proposed Channel Deepening Project, for which an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared.