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Archive: September, 2012

USACE Galveston District awards $8.75 million contract to dredge Sabine-Neches Waterway

GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 19, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract to Manson Construction Co., in the amount of $8,758,350, for maintenance dredging of the Sabine-Neches Waterway, Port Arthur Canal, turning basin, junction area and Taylors Bayou in Jefferson and Orange counties, Texas, and Cameron Parish, La. [Read More]
Published: Sep-19-12

Corps’ oldest employee to retire at 90 years of age

GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 18, 2012) – If 80 is the new 65 when it comes to current retirement plans, then most U.S Army Corps of Engineers employees would still have a decade to go before catching up with Civil Engineer Jack Otis, whose departure in September will officially make him the oldest employee to retire from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-12

USACE Galveston suspends lock operations at Wallisville Saltwater Barrier due to continued drought conditions on Trinity River Watershed

GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 11, 2012) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Wallisville Lake Project suspended lock operations today at the Saltwater Barrier Navigation Lock. [Read More]
Published: Sep-11-12

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. [Read More]
Published: Sep-10-12

USACE Galveston District assists in the Texas Gulf Coast restoration initiative

GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 5, 2012) – The Texas Gulf Coast is a national treasure from both an economic and environmental standpoint. Attracting millions of tourists to the coastline annually, the Texas Gulf Coast also serves as an important hub for fishing, provides habitat for millions of migratory birds and is home to four of the top 10 ports in the nation, which generates 21 percent (2010) of the nation’s waterborne commerce, creates millions of jobs and pumps billions of dollars each year into the nation’s economy. [Read More]
Published: Sep-05-12