News Releases by Month

  • USACE Galveston District to switch new outlet control structure at Addicks and Barker dams

    HOUSTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is set to switch water flow to the new outlet control structures on Feb. 14 at Barker Dam, with Addicks Dam scheduled to switch in March. The new outlet control structures have been under construction since 2015 and will replace the original outlet control structures built in the 1940s
  • Wallisville Lake Project to issue small game hunting permits available for 2020

    WALLISVILLE, Texas– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, Wallisville Lake Project office is issuing small game hunting permits for the 2020 season as part of the Wildlife Management Program beginning Feb 1 and expiring Mar 31.
  • USACE Galveston District to begin removal of Addicks and Barker Cofferdams

    HOUSTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is set to begin removal of the cofferdams at Addicks and Barker Dams on Jan 6. The cofferdams have served as part of the dams, protecting the work site and the City of Houston for the past 30 months while new concrete outlet structures were constructed and the primary dam embankment restored. Work to remove the cofferdams will begin at Barker Dam on Jan. 6 and shortly afterwards at Addicks Dam.
  • Corps Issues Notice of Intent for Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study

    HOUSTON—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register informing the public it formally plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Feasibility Report for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study. The EIS will assess the likely social, economic and environmental effects of a range of potential alternative plans that would reduce the risk of flooding along Buffalo Bayou and its tributaries, both upstream and downstream of Addicks and Barker dams, in Harris and Fort Bend Counties, Texas. The EIS will also evaluate the impacts of potential alternatives that address dam safety concerns at Addicks and Barker dams.
  • USACE Galveston District awards $12.2M contract for levee repair in Texas City

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 9, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $12,221,180 to Pontchartrain Partners, LLC., to repair damages caused by Hurricane Harvey on the Texas City Hurricane Flood Protection Project.
  • 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 construction project within the Southwestern Division's Storm Reconstruction and Risk Reduction Program, 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.