Corps Extends San Jacinto Contract
The Galveston Engineer District executed a modification to the West Fork San Jacinto River Emergency Debris Removal contract June 7 to dredge an additional 497,400 cubic yards of material that was deposited in the mouth of the San Jacinto River from Hurricane Harvey.
“This contract modification will ensure a decrease in threats to critical infrastructure and lower the risk to potential loss of life,” said Charles Wheeler, project manager. “This is an ongoing contract that is part of a Federal Emergency Management Agency mission assignment.”
According to Galveston District officials, the dredged material will be placed at the existing location referred to as Placement Area 2, which is located approximately 10 miles upriver. The additional dredging is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, with the demobilization of the equipment completed by early 2020.