GALVESTON, Texas (March 4, 2014) - The contractor is finished placing dredged material in the Laguna Madre open bay placement area. Work is still being conducted however, the material will now be placed in an upland placement area.
GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 14, 2014) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District staff appreciates the local community’s commitment to raising concerns about this project and for following up with us regarding the protection of our ecosystem. Seagrass provides many essential functions that keeps our bays healthy and reduces erosion, which is why we are working with our partners and environmental experts to mitigate any permanent damage to this essential habitat.
Staff reviewed the contractor's data
and found that the contractor has placed the material in a manner that meets
the intent of the contract's specifications. Additionally, they reviewed the
number and locations of discharge points and quantity of material placed in
each corrido and is satisfied that the results comply with the contract
requirements. Quality assurance personnel have made 10 inspections over a two-month
period, some in concert with the contractor directly on site and some performed
as visual inspections from the bank.
We are working with our partners to manage resources and
dredging activities in a sustainable manner, one in which leaves behind the
smallest footprint and we will continue to seek ways in which we can reduce,
mitigate or eliminate negative impacts with each project we undertake while
being good stewards of the taxpayer dollars.
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