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  • USACE Galveston District to begin beach renourishment project at South Padre Island

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 7, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered with the Texas General Land Office and the City of South Padre Island to begin a beach renourishment project this week using beach-quality sand harvested from the Brazos Island Harbor Jetty and Entrance channels in South Texas, maintenance dredging project.
  • USACE Galveston District awards $6.5 million contract for dredging of Brazos Island Harbor

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 5, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $6,521,000 to Weeks Marine Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Brazos Island Harbor (BIH) Jetty and Entrance channels in South Texas.
  • USACE Galveston District begins jetty repair work at South Padre Island, Texas

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, began work on a $14.5 million jetty repair project at the entrance to the Brownsville Ship Channel with scheduled completion in 2014.
  • USACE Galveston District completes beach renourishment project at South Padre Island, Texas

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (Jan. 18, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, completed a beach renourishment project on South Padre Island using beach-quality sand harvested from a local dredging project.
  • USACE Galveston District begins beach renourishment at South Padre Island, Texas

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (Nov. 5, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered with the Texas General Land Office, Cameron County and the City of South Padre Island to renourish approximately one half mile of South Padre Island’s beaches using beach-quality sand harvested from a local dredging project.
  • What is the Corps’ Beneficial Use Program?

    Annually, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District dredges approximately 30 to 40 million cubic yards of material as part of its mission of keeping America’s waterways navigable. The Corps is able to turn that into an added benefit by employing environmentally and economically responsible methods to uses dredged material to benefit local communities and improve eroded coastlines through marsh restoration, beach nourishment and other beneficial uses when possible.

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