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    Addicks and Barker dams

    Addicks and Barker dams

    04.26.2016 | Photo by Sandra Arnold
    HOUSTON (April 25, 2016) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District officials estimate the Addicks and Barker reservoirs have prevented...

    Recent Videos

    USACE Harvey Timeline

    USACE Harvey Timeline

    09.04.2017 | Courtesy Video
    Google earth video with overlays showing where water fell, and where it will recede from as the Galveston District slowly reduces flow rates out...
    Addicks flood gate

    Addicks flood gate

    04.26.2016 | Video by Sandra Arnold
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District staff are monitoring water levels downstream in Buffalo Bayou 24/7 to minimize impacts. Water...
    Turn Around Don't Drown

    Turn Around Don't Drown

    04.26.2016 | Video by Sandra Arnold
    Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. Why? The main reason is people underestimate the...
    Barker Water Release

    Barker Water Release

    04.26.2016 | Video by Sandra Arnold
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District staff are monitoring water levels downstream in Buffalo Bayou 24/7 to minimize impacts. Water...

    Recent News Stories

    USACE Galveston District switches over to new...

    03.24.2020 | Story by Breeana Moore
    HOUSTON – Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District (USACE Galveston) switched the flow of water at Addicks Dam to new outlet control structures, constructed as part of a $75 million contract awarded to Granite Construction Company to improve and modernize Addicks and Barker Dams. USACE Galveston had already cut over to new outlet control structures at Barker Dam on February 14. The new structures have been under...

    USACE Galveston District to switch new outlet...

    02.14.2020 | Story by Breeana Moore
    HOUSTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is set to switch water flow to the new outlet control structures on Feb. 14 at Barker Dam, with Addicks Dam scheduled to switch in March. The new outlet control structures have been under construction since 2015 and will replace the original outlet control structures built in the 1940s.

    USACE Galveston District to begin removal of...

    01.06.2020 | Story by Breeana Moore
    HOUSTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is set to begin removal of the cofferdams at Addicks and Barker Dams on Jan 6. The cofferdams have served as part of the dams, protecting the work site and the City of Houston for the past 30 months while new concrete outlet structures were constructed and the primary dam embankment restored. Work to remove the cofferdams will begin at Barker Dam on Jan. 6 and shortly afterwards...

    USACE Galveston District to Host Open House for the...

    04.19.2019 | Story by Breeana Moore
    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (April 19, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, is hosting an open house for the newly reconstructed resident office in Port Arthur on April 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Port Arthur Resident office, located at 201 Pleasure Pier Blvd, Pleasure Island, Port Arthur, Texas. The Corps encourages interested members of the public to attend the open house to meet the staff and learn more about the...

    USACE Galveston District’s Employee Spotlight on...

    08.01.2018 | Story by Breeana Moore
    GALVESTON, Texas (August 1, 2018) – New to the Corps of Engineers, Teresa (Terri) McFetridge joins the Galveston District as the Budget Officer in the Resources Management Division. Although she has only been with the Corps for a few months, she has been in her career field and with the Federal Government for 30 years.

    Recent Audio

    Holiday water safety PSA

    12.12.2014 | Courtesy Audio
    With nearly 12 million acres of land and water in its portfolio, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for more than 11,400 miles of...

    Water safety PSA - 20 seconds to drown

    04.01.2013 | Courtesy Audio
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Simon DeSoto, Colorado River lockmaster, earned second and third place awards for his radio...