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  • Corps Issues Notice of Intent for Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study

    HOUSTON—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register informing the public it formally plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Feasibility Report for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study. The EIS will assess the likely social, economic and environmental effects of a range of potential alternative plans that would reduce the risk of flooding along Buffalo Bayou and its tributaries, both upstream and downstream of Addicks and Barker dams, in Harris and Fort Bend Counties, Texas. The EIS will also evaluate the impacts of potential alternatives that address dam safety concerns at Addicks and Barker dams.
  • Addicks and Barker Reservoirs launch Feral Hog Management Program and permit drawing

    HOUSTON (August 7, 2019)—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, Addicks Field Office is launching a Feral Hog Management Program and is accepting annual feral hog trapping applications from Sept. 1-31, for the upcoming 2019-2020 hog trapping season.
  • Corps to host public scoping meetings for Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will host five public scoping meetings starting April 30 to inform the public about the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study (BBTRS) and to seek input from the public on the study scope, potential alternatives that should be considered, and environmental resources of concern.
  • Harris County Flood Control District signs Addicks and Barker resiliency study agreement

    The Harris County Flood Control District signed an agreement today to partner with the Galveston District Corps of Engineers to begin a three-year comprehensive resiliency study. Resiliency engineers will evaluate and recommend projects and operational changes to improve the effectiveness of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs in reducing flood risks upstream and downstream of the structures.
  • USACE Galveston District’s Employee Spotlight on Tim Clarkin

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 3, 2018) – When you look into Tim Clarkin’s family background, there is no question as to how he ended up in his particular career path. The middle child of nine kids, Clarkin is surrounded by a family of engineers.
  • Corps announces dam releases: No flooding forecasted

    Corps Officials are not anticipating any flooding impacts upon scheduled Addicks and Barker retained rainwater releases after the first significant rain event since Hurricane Harvey.
  • USACE Galveston extends response date of Request for Information (RFI) for Excavation and Removal of Soil from Flood Pool

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 27, 2018)–The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Galveston District posted an extension on the response date for a special notice synopsis regarding a Request for Information (RFI) for Excavation and Removal of Soil from Flood Pool to May 4 2018. USACE Galveston District, is evaluating the level of interest from government, industry, and others parties for the excavation and removal of geologically deposited soils within the flood pool of Addicks and Barker reservoirs in Harris and Fort Bend counties, Texas. The concept of the potential project is to allow for the beneficial use of these materials by interested parties while increasing reservoir storage capacity of the Government project.
  • USACE Galveston District reaches milestone on release rates

    Water releases from Addicks and Barker reservoirs have reached projected release levels in accordance with the plan announced on Sept. 4.
  • USACE announced plans for Addicks and Barker Releases at local press conference

    The Corps of Engineers conducted a press conference to inform the public about the gradual reduction in releases from Addicks and Barker Dams which began Sunday. The reductions will take place until approximately September 15.
  • USACE Galveston District’s Employee Spotlight Timmy Walls

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 2, 2017) – With both parents working for the city of Chicago Illinois, Timmy Walls was raised looking up to two positive figures with strong work ethic and a “can-do” attitude. Modeling after his parents, Walls elected to pursue a career in which he could feel challenged and fulfilled. Now, a construction control representative for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, Walls embraces every opportunity to learn and strive for excellence in his everyday tasks.