USACE and Velasco Drainage District co-hosting virtual public information session for the Freeport Coastal Storm Risk Management Project Dec 14

Published Dec. 9, 2020

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.

The public information session will include an introduction and overview of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Project, and specifically, the Freeport and Vicinity CSRM Project. The WebEx information for the Information Session is listed below:

Monday, December 14, 2020 5:00 - 6:30 PM, CST

The session can be accessed through this link:

Meeting number:  1996985964
To join by phone:

+1-844-800-2712 US Toll Free

+1-669-234-1177 US Toll

Access code: 199 698 5964#

Throughout the project process, public feedback is critical to understanding the needs and opportunities along the Texas coast and within Freeport and the surrounding areas. Constituent feedback is a vital part of this process. USACE remains committed to ensuring the voices of the people of Freeport and Vicinity are heard.

USACE and the Velasco Drainage District are working together to improve the existing Hurricane Flood Protection Project. The project includes a new 74-foot navigable Gate at Dow Barge Canals; approximately 18 miles of levee raises; and either replacing I-Walls with T-Walls or constructing new T-Walls along approximately 5.5 miles of floodwall and several closure gates. This project is currently in the design phase and construction is not expected to begin until 2022.

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Francisco Hamm

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