US Army Corps of Engineers
Galveston District

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  • September

    What are the Addicks and Barker Dams and Reservoirs?

    Q. What are the Addicks and Barker Dams and Reservoirs? A. In response to devastating floods that occurred in Houston in 1929 and 1935, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District began construction of Addicks and Barker Dams in what was then undeveloped areas in far west Harris and east Fort Bend counties to prevent the loss of life and property and provide flood damage reduction along Buffalo Bayou downstream of the reservoirs and through the center of the City of Houston. Construction of the Addicks and Barker structures were completed in 1948 and 1945 respectively.
  • March

    Employee Spotlight: Bill Krampe

    HOUSTON (March 13, 2012) — When engineer equipment operator Bill Krampe of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Houston Project Office arrives to work in the morning, he can never be too sure what he will be doing that day.