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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.

Project Locations

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Galveston District Investigations

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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.

Tulsa District Investigations

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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.

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