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Archive: February, 2015


USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Dawn Ramsey

GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) – Fascinated by construction at an early age, Vicksburg, Mississippi, native Dawn Ramsey knew a career in math and science would be an obvious fit. Little did Ramsey know her love for numbers and hypotheses would lead her to a career serving the nation as part of the world’s largest public engineering, design and construction management agency. [Read More]
Published: Feb-27-15

Federal funding breathes life into Greens Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Project

GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 24, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District and Harris County Flood Control District will start work on the Greens Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Project in north Harris County this year due to $8 million in start-up funding allocated in the federal fiscal year 2015 budget for the Corps’ Civil Works program. [Read More]
Published: Feb-24-15

USACE Galveston District to host Stakeholder Partnering Forum

GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 20, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will meet with non-federal sponsors, customers and agency partners to collaborate on best practices regarding programs ranging from environmental to flood risk management, dredging the Texas coast and regulatory oversight of U.S. waters during a Stakeholder Partnering Forum Feb. 25 at the district’s headquarters building in Galveston. [Read More]
Published: Feb-20-15

USACE Galveston District awards $4,106,760 contract for Alexander Island Placement Area Containment Dike Raise

GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 19, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $4,106,760 to Southern Contracting LLC, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, to perform containment dike raising on Alexander Island Placement Area, located along the Houston Ship Channel. [Read More]
Published: Feb-19-15

What is the USACE Galveston District's Continuing Authorities Program?

GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 18, 2015) - The Continuing Authorities Program provides the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District with the authority to solve water resource, flood risk mitigation and environmental restoration problems in partnership with local sponsors without the need to obtain specific congressional authorization for each project. This decreases the amount of time required to budget, develop and approve a potential project for construction. [Read More]
Published: Feb-18-15

District awards geotechnical services contract as part of Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Study

GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 13, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $208,866.76 to Quaternary Resources Investigations LLC, for core drilling, soil sampling and laboratory testing of soil conditions in Orange and Jefferson counties, Texas. [Read More]
Published: Feb-13-15

Listening sessions available for establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 12, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District encourages agency partners, local non-federal sponsors and customers to participate in upcoming listening sessions regarding the 2015 Executive Order, Establishing of a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input, as well as in the 60-day public comment period open through April 6. [Read More]
Published: Feb-12-15

USACE Galveston District awards $808,139 contract to dredge Port Mansfield

GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 6, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract modification in the amount of $808,139 to Orion Marine Inc., to conduct maintenance dredging at the channel to Port Mansfield between the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the entrance to the port, a distance of approximately one mile. [Read More]
Published: Feb-06-15

President's FY16 Budget for USACE Civil Works released

Galveston, Texas (Feb. 5, 2015) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will receive new feasibility funding for the Houston Ship Channel and Coastal Texas studies; continued funding for the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay study; construction funding for Addicks and Barker Dams and Greens Bayou in Houston, as well as continued Operation and Maintenance funding for the Texas waterways in the president’s fiscal year 2016 budget for the Corps’ Civil Works program. [Read More]
Published: Feb-05-15

Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Leslie Olson

GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 4, 2015) – With six months on the job as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District supervisory civil engineer in the Engineering and Construction Division (Southern Area Office), Leslie Olson has her hands full, juggling the design of maintenance dredging projects in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Brazos Island Harbor and the Matagorda ship channels. [Read More]
Published: Feb-04-15
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