Brazos River Fort Bend flood risk management feasibility study recommends no federal action

Published March 17, 2020

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.

“No structural plan was justified,” said Dionicio Gonzales, project manager with USACE Galveston District, “and no non-structural plan was available, so our study recommends no federal action at this time.”

The study area included the 82-mile-long Brazos River and 492 square miles of related watershed within Fort Bend County, Texas – the study’s Non-Federal Sponsor. Municipalities within the study area are Rosenberg, Richmond, Sugar Land, Missouri City, and Simonton. Some of these local entities have constructed levees to reduce flooding along the Brazos River.

“Our commitment to public safety remains our main priority, and we will continue to support local flood risk management efforts in the area,” said Gonzales. “The Federal Government, local governments, and individuals share responsibility for flood risk management. And although residual flood risk remains, the decision for no Federal action does not put the public at greater flood risk.”

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Release no. 20-005