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Archive: August, 2017


USACE Galveston dispels rumors of breached dams

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District informed the public today, that there are no breaches in the Addicks and Barker Dams. [Read More]
Published: Aug-31-17

USACE makes unexpected releases from Addicks and Barker Dams

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District made increased controlled releases today to maintain control of the Addicks and Barker Dams. [Read More]
Published: Aug-30-17

Addicks and Barker pool elevations extend beyond government owned land

GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 28, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District announced today, water from Addicks and Barker dams extends beyond government-owned reservoir land. [Read More]
Published: Aug-29-17

Corps releases at Addicks and Barker Dams to begin

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is starting water releases immediately from Addicks and Barker dams because water levels in the reservoirs have increased dramatically in the last few hours. [Read More]
Published: Aug-28-17

USACE Galveston District to make intermittent releases at Addicks and Barker Dams

Because of the extreme nature of the ongoing weather event in the Houston area, Army Corps of Engineers officials have determined that they will likely have to release intermittent amounts of water from both Addicks and Barker reservoirs to reduce the risk to the Houston metropolitan area. [Read More]
Published: Aug-27-17

USACE Galveston continues to monitor Addicks and Barker Dams

GALVESTON, Texas (August 25, 2017) – The Addicks and Barker reservoirs are currently empty and are functioning under normal conditions where natural flows are being released through the system and into Buffalo Bayou. Construction continues on the two new outlet structures, which are protected by two coffer dams as part of the $75 million Addicks and Barker Dam Safety Construction Project, which began in 2016. [Read More]
Published: Aug-25-17

Addicks and Barker Dams and Reservoirs Update

GALVESTON, Texas (August 25, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District issues the following updates in preparation for Hurricane Harvey. [Read More]
Published: Aug-25-17

The Galveston District prepares for Tropical Storm Harvey

GALVESTON, Texas (August 23, 2017) – The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District initiated emergency operations on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for Tropical Storm Harvey. [Read More]
Published: Aug-23-17

USACE Galveston District hosts Summer Stakeholder Partnering Forum

GALVESTON, Texas (August 16, 2017) – The Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted the Summer 2017 Stakeholder Partnering Forum, August 15-16, at its district headquarters. [Read More]
Published: Aug-16-17

ADDICKS AND BARKER RESERVOIRS IN WEST HOUSTON ARE RISING; WATER COULD IMPACT AREA ROADS

GALVESTON, Texas (August 8, 2017) ¬–Heavy rainfall in west and northwest Harris County early this morning has led to significant rises in the Addicks and Barker reservoirs in west Harris County. As water levels rise in the reservoirs, roadways that run through them are at risk of becoming inundated and impassable. [Read More]
Published: Aug-08-17
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