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The Investigations & Studies (I) portfolio contains six projects with an approximate cost of $20.6 million within the Fort Worth, Galveston and Tulsa Districts.
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Study has been closed out, for more information go to: https://www.swf.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/2071762/lower-guadalupe-flood-risk-management-feasibility-study-recommends-no-federal-a/
Supplemental funding was appropriated for a feasibility study to investigate measures to reduce or mitigate erosion losses along the Brazos River and produce a proposed plan for remedying the problem. The study evaluated proposed stream bank stabilization measures and proposed new levee sites and improvements to existing levees in preparation for the Tentatively Selected Plan, however, the nonstructural plan was not supported by Sponsor and the No Action was selected for the TSP.
The Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study will identify and evaluate the feasibility of reducing flood risks on the Buffalo Bayou - both upstream and downstream of Addicks and Barker Reservoirs in Harris County, Texas - while simultaneously completing a Dam Safety Modification Evaluation (DSME) on the two dams. https://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Missions/Projects/Buffalo-Bayou-and-Tributaries-Resiliency-Study/
Supplemental funding was appropriated for the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study to identify a comprehensive coastal storm risk management and ecosystem restoration plan to protect the health and safety of Texas coastal communities, reduce the risk of storm damage to industries and businesses critical to the Nation’s economy, and address critical coastal ecosystems in need of restoration. https://coastalstudy.texas.gov/
Supplemental funding was appropriated for a Houston Regional Watershed Assessment to provide more comprehensive and strategic evaluations and analyses for the 22 watersheds in the Metro Houston area that take into account diverse political, geographic, physical, institutional, technical, and stakeholder considerations. Another goal is to inform multiple audiences and decision-makers, while providing a strategic roadmap to inform future investment decisions by multiple agencies. This coordinated planning should result in overall cost savings to the public as government agencies work together more effectively. It may be determined that the appropriate role for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is to support ongoing local efforts, or to convene and integrate ongoing efforts.
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 authorized supplemental funding for a three-year, $3 million federally-funded feasibility study and identify opportunities for federally-funded repairs to the Tulsa/West Tulsa Levee system. The system is comprised of approximately 20 miles of levees divided into three sections (Levee ‘A’, Levee ‘B’ and Levee ‘C’) that extends from Sand Springs to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Apr 21 2020
R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works visits Lewisville Lake
R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, middle, speaks with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District Commander Col. Kenneth Reed, right, and Dam Safety Project Manager Stacy Gray, left, during a visit to the Lewisville Dam Spillway. Mr. James visited Lewisville Lake to meet USACE Fort Worth staff and receive a brief of the Lewisville Dam Safety Modification and other lake projects. Fort Worth District was established in 1950. Lewisville Lake dam constructed in 1955, it has 187 miles of shoreline, 28 designated public use areas, 16,352 acres above normal pool and 5,747 acres of flowage easement. The district is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. U.S Army photo by Trevor Welsh.
Feb 28 2020
Houston and Galveston channels dredging projects
Beach nourishment project west of 61st street is in conjunction with the broader project to dredge the Houston and Galveston channels. The nourishment project, a collaboration between USACE, the Texas Land Office and the Galveston Park Board of Trustees, is expected to place up to 711,000 cubic yards of material along the existing beach.