GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 23, 2016) – The U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a small business contract in
the amount of $1,684,300 to Shoreline Foundation Inc., for dewatering of Dredged
Material Placement Area 14 in Chambers County, Texas.
"Dewatering allows for the outflow of
excess water which helps to consolidate material within the site and increase
the placement area's capacity to hold more dredge material from the Houston
Ship Channel for future dredging contracts," said Tricia Campbell, an
operations manager with the USACE Galveston District's Navigation Branch.
"This process is part of the district's Disposal Area Management Practices
which ensures placement areas are prepared for future dredging
Dewatering contracts are a key component of the
Corps' overall management of dredged material placement areas. Each year, the
USACE Galveston District dredges approximately 30 to 40 million cubic yards of
material from Texas channels to fulfill its mission of keeping waterways open
for navigation and commerce (benefiting 28 ports handling 500 million tons of
Work is scheduled to begin in March 2016 and
is expected to be completed by August 2016.
The USACE Galveston District was established
in 1880 as the first engineer district in Texas to oversee river and harbor
improvements. The district is directly responsible for maintaining more than
1,000 miles of channel, including 250 miles of deep draft and 750 miles of
shallow draft as well as the Colorado River Locks and Brazos River Floodgates.
To learn more about dredging along the Texas
coast, view our four-minute video, http://bit.ly/KLZQBM.
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Release no. 16-004