GALVESTON, Texas --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District and its Non Federal Partner (NFP), the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will co-host two virtual public meetings, February 14 & 17, to provide information to the public about the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Coastal Resilience Study (GIWW-CRS) and the Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP), and to give the public an opportunity to officially make comments.
These meetings are being conducted virtually, exercising COVID-19 safety precautions for group gatherings as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention.
These virtual meetings will include a Study presentation followed by an opportunity for the public to comment.
The schedule for WebEx sessions is as follows:
Monday, February 14, 2022 11:30 – 1:00 PM CST
Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:00 – 7:30 PM CST
Each session can be accessed via the Galveston USACE website at: https://www.swg.usace.army.mil/
Links for each meeting can be found under “New Announcements” on the homepage. Click on the meeting date for instructions to join the virtual meeting.
The GIWW-CRS aims to increase Coastal Resilience in Matagorda County, Texas by utilizing a combination of shoreline stabilization measures and sediment placement to restore or protect existing barrier islands. The current TSP aims to provide a total of approximately 2,100 acres of barrier island protection and restoration as well as 65,100 linear feet of channel protection for the GIWW.
Authorized by Section 1201 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, the GIWW-CRS Study aims to improve Coastal Resiliency for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, a key economic channel for Texas and the United States.
Release no. 22-005