Tag: Galveston
  • “Spring Aboard” Boaters urged to get educated before boating season

    The temperature is starting to warm up outside, but it is a perfect time of year to start getting prepared for the boating season. Boating safety advocates are urging boaters to enroll in a boating education course prior to the main boating season. Spring Aboard – Take a Boating Education Course campaign is a nationally coordinated effort during the week of March 18-24, 2018 to increase the awareness of taking a boating education course.
  • Rough Start to the School Year is Made Easier with Help of Federal Partnership

    Students of Mauriceville Elementary School and Mauriceville Middle School in Orange, Texas, once again have a classroom to call their own. After a topsy-turvy start to the 2017-2018 school year, the students moved into their new building on Feb. 20, thanks to a partnership among the State and local governments, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and FEMA.
  • Setting the Record Straight: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, informed the Public about Hurricane Harvey

    As a result of recent press reports, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District conducted a review of historical records. The review showed Corps officials worked diligently with local, county, state and federal officials to inform the public on flooding risks.
  • District partners with Galveston Park Board to launch Sand Management Cost Shared Study

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 21, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered with the Galveston Park Board of Trustees to launch the implementation of the Sand Management Cost Shared Study today. The district and the Galveston Park Board of Trustees pursued a sand management cost-shared study following the establishment of a partnership last year to develop a science-based sand management strategy that could potentially prevent erosion of the island’s shoreline and reduce the long-term cost of beach maintenance.
  • 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.

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