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USACE Galveston District urges safety over July 4th holiday; flexes lock, floodgate schedule

GALVESTON, Texas (June 30, 2017) – As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District prepares for a busy Independence Day weekend (a holiday known for drinking and boating and deadly accidents), the USACE Galveston District urges the public to put safety first and become water aware when participating in water-related recreational activities. [Read More]
Published: Jun-30-17

USACE Galveston District’s Employee Spotlight on Sarah Futrell

GALVESTON, Texas (Jan. 5, 2017) – Born and raised in the state of Kentucky, where attending the Derby every year is a ritual, Sarah Futrell decided to make her first out-of-state move when she was offered the position as a safety and occupational health specialist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District. It was a significant change from growing up in the countryside to residing along the Texas Coast, but Futrell was ready to leave her comfort zone for a more challenging opportunity. [Read More]
Published: Jan-05-17

Notice to mariners - Bayport Flare and Houston Ship Channel

GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 6, 2013) – Mariners are advised to be aware of an increase in waterborne hazards in the Bayport Flare and Houston Ship Channel, as a result of maintenance dredging work scheduled to begin this month and continue through October 2014. [Read More]
Published: Dec-06-13

USACE Galveston District summer water safety campaign in full swing

GALVESTON, Texas (May 1, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Water Safety Team is gearing up to “strike out drowning” this summer as part of an aggressive community outreach and public information campaign to educate those who use its recreational facilities, to enhance the commitment of community leaders and stakeholders in executing its mission of promoting public safety and to reduce water-related public fatalities along the Texas coast. [Read More]
Published: May-01-13

What is the USACE Galveston District’s Levee Safety Program?

A. The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines a levee as a “man-made structure, usually an earthen embankment, designed and constructed in accordance with sound engineering practices to contain, control, or divert the flow of water so as to provide protection from temporary flooding.” The terms dike and levee are sometimes used interchangeably. Examples of levee systems in the Houston area are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-constructed Texas City and Vicinity Hurricane Protection System, Freeport and Vicinity Hurricane Protection System, the Port Arthur and Vicinity Hurricane Protection System and the locally constructed levee systems in Fort Bend County. [Read More]
Published: Oct-10-12
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