GALVESTON, Texas (Jan. 18, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will host a public meeting Jan. 29 from 6-8 p.m., at the Bay City Service Center located at 2105 Ave. M, Bay City, Texas.
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the proposed adjustment to the operations at the Brazos River Floodgates and Colorado River Locks and gain public feedback.
Beginning April 1, 2013, the district proposes to continue to support 24-hour lock operations however, gate swings will be limited from opening on demand to opening every hour on the hour for recreational vessels only. Commercial vessels, emergency and law enforcement will not be affected by these operational changes.
“We encourage the public to participate in this meeting to voice their concerns and learn more about the proposed changes,” said Col. Christopher W. Sallese, USACE Galveston District commander.
The proposed change in operations is expected to affect more than 32,000 recreational boaters who use the two facilities each year.
To provide feedback regarding this proposed policy change, log on to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CC68YVV to participate in an anonymous survey. Responses will be forwarded to the Operations Division staff and district commander for review.
To learn more about the Brazos River Floodgates, visit http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/OperationsDivision/BrazosRiverFloodgatesSummary.aspxor the Colorado River Locks at http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/OperationsDivision/ColoradoRiverLocksSummary.aspx. Find us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/GalvestonDistrict or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/USACEgalveston.
Release no. 13-001