News Releases by Month

  • JJ Mayes Wildlife Trace closure at Wallisville Lake Project

    WALLISVILLE, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will close the J.J. Mayes Wildlife Trace at the Wallisville Lake Project on April 23 in order to improve the west non-overflow dam road to increase public safety.
  • USACE Galveston District publishes intent to prepare Environmental Impact Statement and to hold Public Scoping Meetings for Port Corpus Christi Channel Deepening Project

    GALVESTON, Texas – On April 7, The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District published a notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Port Corpus Christi’s proposed Channel Deepening Project. To ensure that all of the issues related to this proposed project are addressed, the Corps will conduct public scoping meetings, at which agencies, organizations, and members of the general public present comments or suggestions with regard to the range of actions, alternatives, and potential impacts to be considered in the EIS.
  • USACE Galveston District publishes Intent to prepare Environmental Impact Statement and to hold Public Scoping Meeting for Dow Chemical Company’s Harris Reservoir Expansion Project

    GALVESTON, Texas –On April 7, The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District published a notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Dow Chemical Company’s proposed Harris Reservoir Expansion Project. To ensure that all of the issues related to this proposed project are addressed, the Corps will conduct public scoping meetings, at which agencies, organizations, and members of the general public present comments or suggestions with regard to the range of actions, alternatives, and potential impacts to be considered in the EIS.
  • USACE Galveston District awards second Corpus Christi Ship Channel dredging contract

    GALVESTON, Texas – Yesterday the Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a second multi-million dollar contract for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project. Callan Marine, LTD, of Galveston, Texas, will receive $97.9 million, including the base contract and seven options, to dredge Lower Bay Reach as part of Corps efforts to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. Five more options are contained in the contract and could be activated at a later date.
  • USACE Galveston District awards $16.9 million project for levee reconstruction, raises and repairs on the Port Arthur Coastal Storm Risk Management System

    GALVESTON, Texas– On March 30, the Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $16.9 million contract to Great Lakes Environmental and Infrastructure LLC of Rocklin, California, for repairs and raises to the Port Arthur Coastal Storm Risk Management System.
  • USACE Galveston District switches over to new outlet control structures

    HOUSTON – Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District (USACE Galveston) switched the flow of water at Addicks Dam to new outlet control structures, constructed as part of a $75 million contract awarded to Granite Construction Company to improve and modernize Addicks and Barker Dams. USACE Galveston had already cut over to new outlet control structures at Barker Dam on February 14. The new structures have been under construction since 2015 and will replace the originals built in the 1940s. Completion of the entire contract is expected in summer 2020.
  • Army Corps of Engineers modifying operations at recreation areas due to Coronavirus

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it has begun the orderly shutdown of all USACE-managed campgrounds to protect against the further spread of coronavirus disease 2019. Visitor centers, beaches, special events, and USACE-sponsored events such as shore sweeps, interpretive programs, Kids to Parks Day, Earth Day events, public meetings and other public gatherings at all USACE-managed sites and facilities have also been closed and/or put on hold until further notice.  
  • Brazos River Fort Bend flood risk management feasibility study recommends no federal action

    GALVESTON, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District announced today that it has completed the Brazos River Fort Bend Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study and is recommending that no federal action be taken.
  • Army Corps of Engineers adjust lake operations amid health concerns

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division announce changes to lake operations in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas amid health concerns. Effective today, the Southwestern Division will take a number of measures across the region to reduce risk to employees, volunteers and lakes guests.
  • USACE Galveston District awards $12.2M contract for Texas City repairs

    GALVESTON, Texas (February 19, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District (USACE Galveston) has awarded a contract in the amount of $12,221,180 to Pontchartrain Partners, LLC., for repair of damage to the Texas City Hurricane Flood Protection Project caused by Hurricane Harvey.