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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’s Employee Spotlight on...

    10.02.2017 | Story by Breeana Moore
    GALVESTON, Texas (October 2, 2017) – During hurricane Harvey, USACE Galveston district’s Emergency Operation Center activated the crisis management team. This historic event produced rainfall that reached record-breaking flood levels in Houston, making it the most extreme rain event in the United States history. Team members came together working long shifts and pulling 24-hour operations. Those employees played a vital role in not only...

    USACE Galveston continues to monitor Addicks and...

    08.25.2017 | Story by Breeana Moore
    GALVESTON, Texas (August 25, 2017) – The Addicks and Barker reservoirs are currently empty and are functioning under normal conditions where natural flows are being released through the system and into Buffalo Bayou. Construction continues on the two new outlet structures, which are protected by two coffer dams as part of the $75 million Addicks and Barker Dam Safety Construction Project, which began in 2016.

    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...