Tag: Addicks and Barker Dam Safety Modification Project
  • Barker Reservoir waterflow measurement tests begin Jan. 26

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, in coordination with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), will start releases from Barker reservoir to take flow measurements through the new outlet structures. These flow measurements will start as early as Jan. 26, 2022, and continue through Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022.  Once the measurement testing is complete, the Galveston District expects the reservoir to continue draining for an additional 7-10 days.
  • Galveston District holding back water in Addicks & Barker Reservoirs for outflow measurements tests

    The USACE Galveston District will close the Addicks and Barker reservoirs for varying periods to obtain a specific non-flooding pool elevation to take flow measurements through the new outlet structures. A new outlet structure at Barker Dam was put into operation on February 14, 2020, and a new outlet structure at Addicks Dam on March, 24, 2020. The closures will allow the Galveston District to take field measurements that will be used to validate and calibrate the outflows from the dam’s new outlet structures. The tests will ensure the dams are in compliance with USACE policy for the operation of both dams. 
  • USACE Galveston District releases Buffalo Bayou Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report

    GALVESTON, Texas – Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District is releasing an Interim Report for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study (BBTRS). The purpose of BBTRS is to identify, evaluate and recommend actions to address conditions that have changed flood risks around the Addicks and Barker reservoirs since their construction in the 1940s.
  • USACE Galveston District to begin removal of Addicks and Barker Cofferdams

    HOUSTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is set to begin removal of the cofferdams at Addicks and Barker Dams on Jan 6. The cofferdams have served as part of the dams, protecting the work site and the City of Houston for the past 30 months while new concrete outlet structures were constructed and the primary dam embankment restored. Work to remove the cofferdams will begin at Barker Dam on Jan. 6 and shortly afterwards at Addicks Dam.