Tag: USACE Galveston District
  • USACE Galveston District’s Employee Spotlight on Kevin Mannie

    GALVESTON, Texas (October 2, 2017) – During hurricane Harvey, USACE Galveston district’s Emergency Operation Center activated the crisis management team. This historic event produced rainfall that reached record-breaking flood levels in Houston, making it the most extreme rain event in the United States history. Team members came together working long shifts and pulling 24-hour operations. Those employees played a vital role in not only ensuring our projects functioned as designed, but also managing response and recovery of a massive flood event.
  • USACE announces plans for future Addicks and Barker Releases

    The Army Corps of Engineers will begin a gradual reduction in releases from Addicks and Barker Dams beginning tonight. These reductions will take place from now until approximately September 15.
  • USACE Galveston Commander gives update on Addicks and Barker

    At this time, the Addicks Reservoir continues to release water at approximately 7000 cubic feet per second and Barker is holding steady at approximately 6,300 cubic feet per second.
  • Addicks and Barker pool elevations extend beyond government owned land

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 28, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District announced today, water from Addicks and Barker dams extends beyond government-owned reservoir land.
  • 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.
  • USACE Galveston District hosts Summer Stakeholder Partnering Forum

    GALVESTON, Texas (August 16, 2017) – The Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted the Summer 2017 Stakeholder Partnering Forum, August 15-16, at its district headquarters.
  • Drainage District No. 7 and the Corps work to repair damaged floodwall

    GALVESTON, Texas (August 4, 2017) – Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 notified the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of a floodwall failure near Taylor Bayou Tuesday morning. The floodwall is part of the Port Arthur and Vicinity Hurricane Flood Protection system. As a result of the floodwall’s current condition, we do not have confidence that it will withstand a local tropical storm or hurricane.