US Army Corps of Engineers
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  • District issues special public notice to address flood recovery and repair activities

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 21, 2016) ¬– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District issued a special public notice in response to severe flooding and other storm-related damages that occurred in communities along the Texas coast to provide guidance and a summary of exemptions and permits, which may be required for the protection and repair of existing flood damaged structures, damaged land areas and damaged fills.
  • Corps to accept duck blind applications May 1-June 30, 2016

    WALLISVILLE, Texas (April 20, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Wallisville Lake Project Office’s Waterfowl Management Program will accept seasonal duck blind applications May 1- June 30, 2016, for the upcoming 2016-17 waterfowl hunting season. Applicants must apply for the duck blind drawing using the Wallisville Lake Waterfowl Management Program website to complete the 2016-17 duck blind drawing application.
  • District to hold Houston Ship Channel Expansion Channel Improvement Project public scoping meeting

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 19, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will host two public scoping meetings May 17 and 19, 2016, to inform the public about the proposed study to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Houston Ship Channel 45-Foot Expansion Channel Improvement Project (HSC ECIP) in Harris and Galveston counties, Texas, which will study the feasibility of improvements to the HSC.
  • PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATE II: Officials monitor Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs

    HOUSTON (April 18, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District staff is anticipating several roads to be inundated with water in the Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs, to include State Highway 6, Eldridge, Barker-Cypress and Clay roads as well as Westheimer Parkway along with additional minor roads in both reservoirs.
  • PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATE: Officials monitor Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs

    HOUSTON (April 18, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District and its partners, Harris County Flood Control District, Harris County Precinct 3, Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, the Fort Bend County Emergency Operations Center, the City of Houston and the Texas Department of Transportation, continue to monitor roads located near the Addicks and Barker dams due to inclement weather. Officials are warning motorists to anticipate State Hwy 6, Westheimer Parkway in the Barker Reservoir, Eldridge Parkway and Clay Road to be under water at some point today as a result of the rising reservoir pools.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers monitors Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs

    HOUSTON (April 18, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, is closely monitoring the Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs in West Houston as part of stage one of an extended watch that calls for an increased surveillance of the flood risk management structures.
  • USACE Galveston District to host Industry Day for small business contractors

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 18, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host an Industry Day for small business government contractors May 4, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the district’s headquarters building located at 2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, Texas 77550. This event will be held in conjunction with National Small Business Week, May 1-7, 2016.
  • USACE Galveston District awards $2.2 million for GIWW beneficial use

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 11, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a $2,268,400 contract to Midwest Construction Company for construction of a 3,000 feet extension of a rock breakwater at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Beneficial Use Site B near Austwell, Texas.
  • USACE Galveston District finalizes SNWW permit setback procedures

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 8, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District staff finalized a standard operating procedure (SOP) for evaluating permit applications along the Sabine-Neches Waterway (SNWW) yesterday.
  • 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.