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  • USACE Galveston District switches over to new outlet control structures

    HOUSTON – Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District (USACE Galveston) switched the flow of water at Addicks Dam to new outlet control structures, constructed as part of a $75 million contract awarded to Granite Construction Company to improve and modernize Addicks and Barker Dams. USACE Galveston had already cut over to new outlet control structures at Barker Dam on February 14. The new structures have been under construction since 2015 and will replace the originals built in the 1940s. Completion of the entire contract is expected in summer 2020.
  • 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.
  • Addicks and Barker Reservoirs: floodwaters discharged, ready for next rain event

    HOUSTON (October 17, 2017) – The Corps of Engineers announced today that Addicks and Barker reservoirs are empty for the first time since the rains associated with Hurricane Harvey began in late August.
  • Corps releases at Addicks and Barker Dams to begin

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is starting water releases immediately from Addicks and Barker dams because water levels in the reservoirs have increased dramatically in the last few hours.
  • USACE Galveston District to make intermittent releases at Addicks and Barker Dams

    Because of the extreme nature of the ongoing weather event in the Houston area, Army Corps of Engineers officials have determined that they will likely have to release intermittent amounts of water from both Addicks and Barker reservoirs to reduce the risk to the Houston metropolitan area.
  • USACE Galveston continues to monitor Addicks and Barker Dams

    GALVESTON, Texas (August 25, 2017) – The Addicks and Barker reservoirs are currently empty and are functioning under normal conditions where natural flows are being released through the system and into Buffalo Bayou. Construction continues on the two new outlet structures, which are protected by two coffer dams as part of the $75 million Addicks and Barker Dam Safety Construction Project, which began in 2016.
  • Addicks and Barker Dams and Reservoirs Update

    GALVESTON, Texas (August 25, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District issues the following updates in preparation for Hurricane Harvey.
  • The Galveston District prepares for Tropical Storm Harvey

    GALVESTON, Texas (August 23, 2017) – The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District initiated emergency operations on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for Tropical Storm Harvey.
  • President's FY17 Budget for USACE Civil Works released

    Galveston, Texas (Feb. 29, 2016) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will receive new feasibility funding for the Houston Ship Channel and Coastal Texas studies; continued funding for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Brazos River Flood Gates and Colorado River Locks as well as the Matagorda Ship Channel widening and deepening; construction funding for Addicks and Barker dams in Houston, and continued Operation and Maintenance funding for the Texas waterways in the president’s fiscal year 2017 budget for the Corps’ Civil Works program.
  • USACE Galveston District earns 3 Silver Anvils

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 5, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District won two prestigious Silver Anvil awards and one Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America. The Silver Anvil, which recognizes outstanding achievement in strategic public relations planning and implementation, was presented during the Silver Anvil Awards Ceremony last night in New York City.