Public sessions on Coastal Texas Study

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be hosting two public information sessions to address technical inquiries regarding the Coastal Texas Study Draft Report that was released to the public on Oct. 30, 2020.

The first public information session will be held today, Nov. 10, 2020, from 1-3 p.m. and the second one on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 from 6-8 p.m.

Sessions will include an introduction and overview of the study and the website and Story Maps, followed by a question and answer session.

The Coastal Texas Study is a comprehensive study to examine the feasibility of construction projects for coastal storm risk management and ecosystem restoration along the Texas coast.

Included in the study are massive sea gates across the Houston Ship Channel and 43 miles of dunes and renourished beaches spanning Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston.

The study also examines newest version of the coastal barrier once known as the Ike Dike. Initial estimates showed that this project would cost as much as $32 billion, but now officials lowered the costs to $26.2 billion.

Photo: USACE