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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.

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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.