Spellmon tours Galveston District’s area of operations

Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon visited the Galveston District’s area of operations last week.

U.S. Army photo by Trevor Welsh

Spellmon and the Galveston District’s leadership met with non-federal sponsors Jefferson County Drainage Dist. #7 and the Gulf Coast Protection District to discuss the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay (S2G) and Coastal Texas (CTX) programs.

The Galveston District’s dubbed “mega projects” involve large-scale storm and flood risk mitigation efforts to protect the Texas Coast against the hurricanes and storms prone to the region.

U.S. Army photo by Trevor Welsh

This program has been established to deliver a cost-effective, ecologically-sound solution that will reduce coastal storm surge risks to residential structures, industries, and businesses in Orange, Jefferson, and Brazoria Counties to ensure the Texas coast remains resilient for years to come.