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Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Texas General Land Office, began an examination in November 2015 of the feasibility of constructing projects for coastal storm risk management and ecosystem restoration along the Texas Coast.

The Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study, also known as the Coastal Texas Study, will involve engineering, economic and environmental analyses on large-scale projects, which may be considered by Congress for authorization and funding.

The feasibility study and report will be complete in 2021. The Coastal Texas Study recommendations will enhance resiliency in coastal communities and improve our capabilities to prepare for, resist, recover and adapt to coastal hazards.

San Jacinto River West Fork Dredging Project- Value Engineering Study

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conduct a value engineering study prior to scheduled dredging operations to mitigate flooding risks near the West Fork of the San Jacinto River.

Galveston District Value Engineer Jacob Walsdorf narrates the results of the three-day event that included hydraulic engineers, contracting representatives and project managers. Engineers captured data from survey teams and aerial views and utilized Hydraulic modeling software to better understand areas needing dredging to reduce flood risks.

The study concluded May 4, 2018 and now allows Corps Officials to begin the contracting process for the dredging project.