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  • Galveston Bay flood risk reduction studies deemed compatible by officals

    GALVESTON, Texas (August 23, 2019) - In a joint statement today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, the General Land Office of the State of Texas and the Center for Severe Storm Prediction Education and Evacuation from Disasters, or SSPEED Center, at Rice University announced the compatibility of two widely-publicized concepts to enhance and protect Galveston Bay.
  • USACE Galveston District awards $20.9 million dredging project with beach renourishment component

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 20, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a $20.9 million contract Tuesday to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC for maintenance dredging of the Galveston Entrance, Outer, and Inner Bar Channels and Houston Ship Channel Bolivar Roads to Redfish Reef, Texas.
  • General Land Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Release Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement

    AUSTIN, Texas (October 26, 2018) – Today The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announce the release of the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement, a milestone in the effort to reduce the risk along the Texas coast from dangerous storm surges and other threats. Since 2015, GLO and USACE have worked cooperatively on a first-of-its-kind feasibility study formulating risk reduction solutions to address coastal storm risks to the vast and important Texas coastline. A copy of the report can be downloaded here http://coastalstudy.texas.gov/.
  • Mega study aims to protect Texas Coast against super storm

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 7, 2016) - Protecting the Texas coast from natural and manmade disasters continues to make headlines in local papers as various agencies and organizations seek to find solutions to this complex issue – solutions the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, along with its partner, the Texas General Land Office, are working to identify in the ongoing Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study.
  • USACE Galveston District to host public meetings as part of Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Study

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 23, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, in coordination with the Texas General Land Office, will host two public meetings to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the Coastal Storm Risk Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement as part of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Study in Texas.
  • USACE Galveston District awards contract for Galveston, Houston channel dredging

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 22, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $11,492,530 to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for routine maintenance dredging of the Galveston inner and outer bar, entrance channel and extended entrance channel as well as the Houston Ship Channel between Bolivar Road and Redfish Island.
  • District engages DEEP Water Horizon/RESTORE stakeholders

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 10, 2013) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Regulatory Branch staff met with Texas agencies in the summer to build a strategic partnership with respect to the Deep Water Horizon/RESTORE actions anticipated to involve multiple agency reviews and approvals. Texas General Land Office Deputy Commissioner of Coastal Resources, Helen Young, was the state's representative for developing the Gulf of Mexico Regional Ecosystem Restoration Strategy and remains a key advocate for facilitating Corps efforts to reach out to other agencies.
  • USACE Galveston District partners to support GLO’s TxSed Geodatabase Project

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 20, 2013) – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District staff partnered with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and scientists at Texas research universities to populate a centralized repository of information along the Texas coast called the Texas Coastal Sediment Geodatabase (TxSed).
  • 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.