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

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 2, 2014) – As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District prepares for a busy 4th of July (a holiday known for drinking and boating and deadly accidents), the district urges the public to put safety first and become water aware when participating in water-related recreational activities.
  • Students paint Colorado River Locks to send safety message

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 11, 2014) –Bay City High School art students and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered to paint three-feet high murals at four locations along the Corps-operated Colorado River Locks, to combat water-related fatalities at Corps’ owned and operated facilities.
  • USACE Galveston District begins repair work at Addicks and Barker dams; stresses public safety

    HOUSTON (Jan. 17, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District began repair work to the Addicks and Barker dams as part of interim risk reduction measures devised to further reduce risks associated with the existing structures while a permanent design solution is selected to replace the water control outlet structures in 2015.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • USACE Galveston District nears completion of levee safety inspections

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sep. 10, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is nearing completion of a comprehensive evaluation of seven federally-constructed levees in Alice, Freeport, Lynchburg, Matagorda, Port Arthur, Texas City and Three Rivers, Texas, as part of the Corps’ Levee Safety Program.