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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

    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

    ADDICKS AND BARKER RESERVOIRS IN WEST HOUSTON ARE...

    08.08.2017 | Story by Breeana Moore
    GALVESTON, Texas (August 8, 2017) ¬–Heavy rainfall in west and northwest Harris County early this morning has led to significant rises in the Addicks and Barker reservoirs in west Harris County. As water levels rise in the reservoirs, roadways that run through them are at risk of becoming inundated and impassable.

    USACE Galveston District’s Employee Spotlight on...

    08.08.2017 | Story by Breeana Moore
    GALVESTON, Texas (August 2, 2017) – At a young age, Bobby Jones learned the meaning of hard work. Born and raised along the Mississippi River Delta in Western Kentucky, he worked with row crops such as tobacco, corn, wheat, and grain sorghum. He even spent some of his summers working on hog, horse, and cattle farms all before the age of 15.

    USACE Galveston District’s Employee Spotlight on...

    07.05.2017 | Story by Breeana Moore
    GALVESTON, Texas (July 5, 2017) – Throughout her childhood, Katie Parks moved a total of nine times. She lived in eight different states in the U.S. including a move overseas to Germany. Parks and her brother were the staple military kids who faced the many obstacles of relocation, constant change, and readjustments. With a father who is a retired U.S. Army colonel and a mother who retired from TRADOC as a budget analyst, it’s no surprise...

    USACE Galveston District urges safety over July 4th...

    06.30.2017 | Story by Breeana Moore
    GALVESTON, Texas (June 30, 2017) – As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District prepares for a busy Independence Day weekend (a holiday known for drinking and boating and deadly accidents), the USACE Galveston District urges the public to put safety first and become water aware when participating in water-related recreational activities.

    Corps issues draft feasibility report for Resacas...

    06.13.2017 | Story by Breeana Moore
    GALVESTON, Texas (June 13, 2017) – The Galveston District, US Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) informs the public of the release of the draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Resacas at Brownsville Ecosystem Restoration Study in Cameron County, Texas.

    USACE Galveston District’s Employee Spotlight on...

    06.08.2017 | Story by Breeana Moore
    GALVESTON, Texas (June 8, 2017) – Thanh Nguyen was just five years old when she and her family fled the country of Vietnam. They partook on a dangerous voyage by boat when it started to malfunction. By the grace of a captain on a nearby boat, they were rescued and escorted to Thailand. There, her family had the choice between the United States, France, or Australia. In hopes of a better life and greater opportunity, her family chose to...

    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...