The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, announces the release of the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (DIFR–EIS) for the Recommended Plan of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW): Brazos River Floodgates (BRFG) and Colorado River Locks (CRL) Systems Feasibility Study, Brazos and Matagorda Counties, TX.
The DIFR–EIS documents the existing condition of environmental resources in and around areas considered for development, and potential impacts on those resources as a result of implementing the alternatives.
This study has been prepared in response to the provision of funds in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 1998, under the authority of Section 216 of the 1970 Flood Control Act. The non-federal sponsor is the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
The Galveston District will hold a public meeting for the DIFR–EIS on March 13, 2018 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at the West Columbia Civic Center, 516 E. Brazos Ave. (State Highway 35), West Columbia, TX.
USACE will accept written public comments on the DIFR–EIS untilo April 11, 2018.