Operations Division

The USACE Operations Division is the segment of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that provides Operations and Maintenance (OM) of the Corps' Civil Work projects. The Operations Division oversees projects and programs in the areas of water navigation, hydropower, geospatial data, recreation, coastal management, emergency operations and more. With operations headquartered in Galveston, Texas, the division is responsible for the district's ongoing effort to provide the public and private sector with coastal, riverine, and land-based projects. 

For more information on the Operation Division's land use permitting process (Section 408 Authority) visit our land use site. 

Navigation Branch Quick Links

The Galveston District plays a key role in America’s well-being by keeping waterways open for navigation and commerce. The Galveston District is directly responsible for monitoring more than 1,000 miles of channel.  Other priorities include construction of jetties or breakwaters to protect harbor and inlet entrances and the locks along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at the crossing of the Brazos and Colorado rivers.

Project Operations Branch Quick Links

The USACE Galveston District plays a key role in operating and maintaining Civil Works infrastructure protecting the nation with Flood Damage Reduction projects and providing leading engineering enhancement with inspections and quality improvements. The Galveston District is responsible for more than 40,000 acres of land and millions of dollars of flood damages prevented annually.