U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Closes Wallisville Lake Project, JJ Mayes Wildlife Trace As Waters Rise

USACE Galveston District
Published May 6, 2024
Updated: May 22, 2024

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, closed the Wallisville Lake Project and JJ Mayes Wildlife Trace, 40 miles east of Houston, due to rising water on the Trinity River, until further notice.

Additionally, the State of Texas has closed the frontage roads next to I-10 near Wallisville. The State also encourages Texans who sustained damage caused by severe storms and tornadoes to report damage at damage.tdem.texas.gov/.

The Wallisville Lake Project is designed primarily to prevent the intrusion of saltwater up the Trinity River in order to conserve fresh water and to protect fresh water intakes for local municipalities, including the City of Houston.

Please monitor our website www.swg.usace.army.mil, X.com/@USACEGALVESTON and Facebook/@GalvestonDistrict for updates.

UPDATE (5/22/24)

The road to the Wallisville Lake Project Officeand Visitor Center is open. The public boat ramp and lower parking lot are still closed. JJ Mayes Wildlife Trace is still closed.

Neil Murphy
(409) 766-3004
2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, TX 77550

Release no. 24-007