USACE and Velasco Drainage District co-hosting virtual public information session for the Freeport Coastal Storm Risk Management Project Sept 22-23

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District
Published Sept. 13, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District and our non-federal sponsor, the Velasco Drainage District, are co-hosting public information sessions Wednesday and Thursday, September 22-23, 2021 to provide an update on the Freeport Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Project. The Freeport CSRM is a component of the larger Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay CSRM Project. Due to COVID-19, this public information session will be virtual.

The public information sessions 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:

Wednesday,  September 22, 2021, 6:00-7:30 PM, CST
Thursday,  September 23, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, CST
Thursday,  September 23, 2021, 6:00-7:30 PM, CST

The sessions can be accessed through this link:

Each session can be accessed through the link here (

or on the Freeport CSRM Website:

Meeting link:

Meeting number: 199 691 2896

Attendee access code: 43358934

To join by phone: +1-844-800-2712 US Toll Free

+1-669-234-1177 US Toll

The Freeport and Vicinity CSRM Project is one of three projects included in the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay CSRM Program. USACE and the Velasco Drainage District are working together to improve the existing Hurricane Flood Protection Project (HFPP) that was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962 and protects the area from coastal storm surge events from the Gulf of Mexico. The project includes approximately 18 miles of levee raises; replacing I-Walls with T-Walls or constructing new T-Walls along approximately 5.5 miles of floodwall; several closure gates; and a new 74-foot navigable gate at Dow Barge Canal to reduce storm surge penetration in that area. This project is currently in the pre-construction engineering and design (PED) phase and construction is not expected to begin until 2022. The project team expects to complete PED by the spring of 2023, followed by construction which will take approximately 3.5 years.

Francisco Hamm
2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, Texas

Release no. 21-017