SWD Commander attends Texas Water Day

Brig. Gen Paul E. Owen, Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division addresses the Texas Water Conservation Association and members of the Texas Delegation during the 14th Annual Texas Water Day in Washington D.C. on Feb. 7, 2018.

Owen shared with attendees that the engineers in the Southwestern Division understand the 8.4 million acre-feet of water storage behind USACE reservoirs is key in Texas’s strategy to address current and future water supply needs. SWD understands that water is the lynch-pin to the future economic viability of the state of Texas and that water resources  and related infrastructure are critical elements that will influence the quality of life and economic prosperity of the U.S. in the 21st century.

Moses Lake Floodgate Inspection


Divers from the Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are examining the Moses Lake floodgates to determine if there are any operation or maintenance issues caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Currently no signs of decreased protection are visible. Results from the surveys won’t be available until the inspection is complete.

The floodgates work in conjunction with Galveston County’s hurricane protection levee.

Galveston County’s Texas City – La Marque
Hurricane Flood Protection Levee