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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • March

    USACE Galveston District Employee Spotlight on Sharon Tirpak

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 1, 2013) – Managing federally-funded civil works projects through feasibility studies and construction requires leadership – a skill U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Project Manager Sharon Tirpak hones while guiding multidisciplinary teams through complex projects that energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.
  • May

    What is ecosystem restoration?

    Q.        What is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ecosystem Restoration Program?A.         The
  • What is dredging?

    Q: What is dredging? A. Dredging is essentially the underwater excavation of a channel. Throughout the year, sediments within the water column will settle and accumulate within the channel, a process that is known as shoaling. The shoaled material is removed to the authorized project depth (plus advance maintenance and allowable overdepth) to allow for safe navigation between dredging cycles, a process known as maintenance dredging.
  • What is a dredging placement area?

    “We work with our partners to manage resources and dredging activities in a sustainable manner, one which leaves behind the smallest footprint, while continually seeking ways to reduce, mitigate or eliminate potential negative impacts.” Alicia Rea
  • What is required for debris removal?

    “The Corps provides strong protection of the nation’s aquatic environment by ensuring compliance with federal laws and regulations.” - Fred Anthamatten, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Regulatory Branch Chief
  • What are the Colorado River Locks?

    Q. What are the Colorado River Locks? A. USACE Galveston District locks provide navigation access through the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, assisting vessels crossing the intersection of the Colorado River.
  • April

    Employee Spotlight: Tricia Campbell

    Galveston, Texas (April 11, 2012) — As a small child, building and figuring out how something worked appealed to Tricia Campbell.
  • February

    USACE Galveston District keeps commerce moving along the Texas coast

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 17, 2012) - On any given day, ships carrying cargo from Mexico to China pull into one of the 28 ports along the Texas coast to deliver imported goods ranging from coffee to cars – a maritime industry that generates $135 billion in economic value to the state and creates nearly one million jobs.