US Army Corps of Engineers
Galveston District

  • August

    Protecting the Texas Coast

    The Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study is currently the largest civil works feasibility study in USACE and in the United States with plans of coastal protection spanning across 76 miles of Texas coastline. The plan calls for coastal storm resiliency measures to include surge gates, vertical lift gates, ring barrier, height extension of the seawall as well as beach and dune measures. Over the course of the study, over 600 storms were modeled and analyzed by a state-of-the art Coastal Storm Modeling Suite.
  • July

    ORANGEFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEIVES PORTABLE BUILDINGS

    Portable buildings at Orangefield Elementary School in Orangefield, Texas are almost ready for the 2018 school year.
  • September

    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.
  • District works to overcome Harvey’s impacts to Texas’ shipping industry

    The number of ports knocked off line due to the impacts of Hurricane Harvey have improved in part due to the Galveston District navigation staff working around-the-clock surveying channels, modifying existing dredging contracts and implementing emergency contracts to get all 28 projects back to authorized depths and fully functional.
  • Sabine and Neches rivers potential flood maps

    "These inundation maps depicting the Sabine and Neches rivers are provided by the United States Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth and Galveston Districts to assist communities to plan and prepare for flooding.
  • August

    Town Bluff Dam, Neches River Flood Maps

    Neches River current conditions of river systems downstream of Town Bluff Dam with increased flow from the dam. This map was created on August 30, 2017 with the best available data that the time. It may or may not accurately reflect existing conditions.
  • Addicks and Barker Potential Flood Maps

    The illustrations depict modeling from what we projected early Aug. 29 before we increased our releases to 7000 and 6000 at Addicks and Barker Dams. Areas depicted in green are currently not flooded, as previously predicted due to the increased releases.
  • September

    USACE Galveston District partners to offer hunting opportunity to combat veterans

    WALLISVILLE, Texas (Sept. 19, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Chambers County Sherriff's Department and Lone Star Warriors Outdoors are combining resources to offer combat injured veterans the opportunity to participate in an organized feral hogs and alligator hunt Sept. 26-28, 2016, at the Wallisville Lake Project.
  • October

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Robert Thompson

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 1, 2015) – Survey Party Chief Robert Thompson splits his work day between the shore and sea, planning, conducting and coordinating land and hydrographic surveys to determine the condition of major navigation channels and placement areas the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District maintains.
  • September

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Andrew Weber

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 1, 2015) – Often spending his summers in the Texas hill country, building makeshift dams and playing in creeks in his younger years, Andrew Weber’s fascination with moving water hasn’t changed. As a civil engineer, specializing in geotechnical engineering, his work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District allows him to continue studying water and the impact it has on soil properties to prevent against loss of life and property for thousands of Houstonians.
  • August

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Capt. Robert M. Burnham

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 3, 2015) – Each Soldier in the U.S. Army plays a role in maintaining the nation’s security. For Army Capt. Robert M. Burnham, the economic strength of the nation remains secure, as he fulfills his role as an operations manager in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Navigation Branch, managing dredging-related operations and maintenance projects along the Texas coast.
  • July

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Rhonda Brown

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 1, 2015) – Sifting through artifacts dating back to the Roman era, discovered while excavating a roadway for a $200 million Army housing project in Wiesbaden, Germany, is the most interesting job assignment Rhonda Brown has overseen during her 21 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • June

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Suhail Idriss

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 1, 2015) – Nearly three decades have passed since Suhail Idriss began working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District as a structural engineer. Co-workers have come and gone and technology continues to rapidly change but in the midst of all of these transformations, one thing remains the same - his devotion to civil service.
  • April

    USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Ron Wooten

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 1, 2015) – If you were to ask Fort Worth native Ron Wooten what his favorite job has been throughout his career, you’d be surprised to learn he’s sort of a jack-of-all-trades, having worked as an advanced placement high school teacher, research fisheries biologist, mentor, landscape and irrigation company owner and photojournalist.
  • January

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s David B. Boothby Jr.

    GALVESTON, Texas (Jan. 14, 2015) – Dredging the Texas coast to keep navigation channels open for commerce and recreation often goes unnoticed, with many citizens not aware this vital process is taking place out in the Gulf of Mexico on a recurring basis.
  • December

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Diane Kovacevich

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 1, 2014) – For the last five months, Diane Kovacevich has filled the role of a management analysis officer, processing personnel actions for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Resource Management Office, maintaining integrated manning documents and submitting reports – all new tasks that she readily accepted in her 40th year of service to help fill a gap in her office, proving that it’s never too late to learn something new regardless which stage people are at in their careers.
  • August

    USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Tom Brauer

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014) – A quick look at the diverse engineering projects headed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was all it took to convince a young engineering graduate wanting to make his mark in the profession that this is where he needed to be. However, the career path for Department of the Army (DA) Civil Engineer Intern Tom Brauer, who entered the Corps 18 months ago through the DA Intern Program, wasn’t always this clear.
  • March

    USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Louis Esqueda

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 1, 2014) –Whether working in southern Afghanistan or South Texas, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District’s Construction Control Representative Louis Esqueda’s responsibilities remain the same – to review plans and monitor work methods to ensure safety activities for contract compliance.
  • January

    Spotlight on District's Tina Ybarra

    GALVESTON, Texas (Jan. 6, 2014) – For nearly three decades Visual Information Specialist Tina Ybarra has reported to work at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to provide audio visual support, photography, videography and records archiving services to staff.
  • December

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Christopher Frabotta

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 1, 2013) – Making a living managing the removal and placement of dirt wasn’t a job offered during any career fair Christopher Frabotta, chief of Navigation at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, attended while earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Florida, but it’s one he actively sought out when he learned he could make a lasting positive impact on the nation.