News Releases by Month

  • USACE Galveston District will be knocking on doors in Port Arthur, Galveston and Houston areas to secure-rights of-entry

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District, Real Estate Division will be going door-to-door in Port Arthur on Dec 15 and on Dec 16 in the Houston and Galveston areas (landowners with land in Port Arthur, Freeport and Orange County but whose contact address is in the Houston and Galveston areas) , to secure rights-of-entry (ROE) from individual landowners in order to access property as part of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay, Texas Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) and Ecosystem Restoration Project. The rights-of-entry are necessary to conduct various investigative activities (surveys, cultural resource investigations, geotechnical investigations). These investigative activities support the transition from conceptual designs to implementable project features and are necessary to continue to move conceptual designs forward to construction and these rights of entry are valid for up to 12 months.  
  • USACE and Velasco Drainage District co-hosting virtual public information session for the Freeport Coastal Storm Risk Management Project Dec 14

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District and our non-federal sponsor, the Velasco Drainage District, are co-hosting a public information session Monday, Dec 14, 2020, to provide an update on the Freeport Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Project. The Freeport CSRM is component of the larger Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay CSRM Project. Due to COVID-19, this public informational session will be virtual.
  • USACE Galveston District will be knocking on doors in Port Arthur, Freeport and Orange counties to secure-rights of-entry

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District, Real Estate Division will be going door-to-door in Port Arthur on Dec 1, in Freeport on Dec 8 and in Orange County on Dec 9, to secure rights-of-entry (ROE) from individual landowners in order to access property as part of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay, Texas Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) and Ecosystem Restoration Project. The rights-of-entry are necessary to conduct various investigative activities (surveys, cultural resource investigations, geotechnical investigations). These investigative activities support the transition from conceptual designs to implementable project features and are necessary to continue to move conceptual designs forward to construction and these rights of entry are valid for up to 12 months.
  • Texas GLO, USACE to hold Coastal Texas Study virtual public information sessions Nov. 10 And Dec. 2

    AUSTIN – The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be hosting two public information sessions to address technical inquiries regarding the Coastal Texas Study Draft Report that was released to the public on Oct. 30, 2020. Due to COVID-19, these meetings will be virtual.
  • Public comment period extended for Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Study

    GALVESTON, Texas – The Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the non-Federal sponsor, Harris County Flood Control District, is extending the public comment period until November 20, 2020 for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report.
  • Galveston District will be knocking on doors in Orange County to secure rights-of-entry

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District, Real Estate Division will be going door-to-door in Orange County on Oct.15, 2020, to secure rights-of-entry from individual landowners in order to access property as part of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay, Texas Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) and Ecosystem Restoration Project. The rights-of-entry are necessary to conduct various investigative activities (surveys, cultural resource investigations, geotechnical investigations). These investigative activities support the transition from conceptual designs to implementable project features and are necessary to continue to move conceptual designs forward to construction and these rights of entry are valid for up to 12 months. Landowners can specify that they want to be called before we access their property. USACE Galveston District personnel, and District-hired contractors, comply with those requests.
  • Corps awards $8.9M contract to AECOM HDR for design of Sabine to Galveston Freeport and Vicinity Project

    GALVESTON, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District awarded an $8,913,362.61 Architect-Engineer (AE) Task Order Sept. 30, to AECOM HDR Galveston JV, for design efforts of the Sabine to Galveston Freeport and Vicinity Coastal Storm Risk Management Project. The AE will provide a 35% design package for all contract areas of the Sabine to Galveston Freeport and Vicinity Coastal Storm Risk Management Project.
  • USACE Galveston District releases Buffalo Bayou Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report

    GALVESTON, Texas – Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District is releasing an Interim Report for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study (BBTRS). The purpose of BBTRS is to identify, evaluate and recommend actions to address conditions that have changed flood risks around the Addicks and Barker reservoirs since their construction in the 1940s.
  • Corps announces temporary closure of north jetty ahead of construction repairs

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas– The Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded an Option/additional work in the amount of $8,860,090 on Sept. 3, for additional areas of repair on the North Jetty under the Corpus Christi Ship Channel - Entrance Channel Jetty Repairs contract. This additional awarded work increased the jetty repair contract to $48.3 million. The additional work area will require temporary closure of the north jetty beginning on Oct. 5.
  • USACE to go door-to-door to secure rights-of-entry from individual landowners in Freeport vicinity to access property as part of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Project

    GALVESTON, Texas –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District, Real Estate Division will be going door-to-door in the vicinity of Freeport on September 28-29, to secure rights-of-entry from individual landowners in order to access property as part of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay, Texas Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) and Ecosystem Restoration Project. The rights-of-entry are necessary to conduct various investigative activities (surveys, cultural resource investigations, geotechnical investigations) and will be mostly along the existing levee alignment.