A new video has been released by the SWG Office of Public Affairs highlighting the partnership to restore Babe's Beach in Galveston.
The project cost $12 million and added sand dredged from the Houston-Galveston ship channel to nourish Babe’s Beach and expand the beach further west beginning at 61st Street.
Almost 609,000 cubic yards of dredge materials were used. Crews began mobilizing ocean pipe and equipment this summer and started placing the sand when the dredging ship arrived later. The project was completed in the fall of 2021.
Not all dredged material made it to the beach. Only "beach-quality" material was used for the replentishment project. This is the third time Babe's Beach has been nourished. The District also performed similar replentishment projects in 2015 and 2019.
SWG partnered with the Galveston Park Board, the city of Galveston, the Texas General Land Office (GLO), and the "Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012" (RESTORE Act) for the project.