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Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan

CRMP
For the development of the Coastal Texas Study and the Comprehensive Plan, the USACE referenced the GLO’s Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan.  The Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan was created under the direction of Commissioner George P. Bush to support the mission of the Texas General Land Office to protect, preserve and enhance the state’s coastal natural resources,  The Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan highlights the value of the coast and the hazards that endanger the environment and the economy of the coast communities.  It also provides a list of projects and strategies to address those problems.  This will ensure the Texas coast is more resilient today, and for generations to come.

Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Study

The USACE and GLO are conducting this feasibility study to evaluate potential upgrades to existing Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) systems in Brazoria and Jefferson counties, and construction of a proposed CSRM system for Orange County. The feasibility analyses will determine if there is a federal interest in funding potential CSRM projects in the identified regions. The final report is complete. The Chief’s Report is scheduled to be issued in August 2017. The GLO is a non-federal sponsor on this study.


Storm Surge Suppression Study

GCCPRD
In 2013, the GLO entered into an agreement with the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District (GCCPRD) to conduct a phased Storm Surge Suppression Study of the upper six coastal counties, which include Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Orange counties. Phases 1, 2 and 3 are complete and resulted in modeling and cost-benefit analysis of potential storm protection projects, public scoping meetings and a July 2016 report with three recommended systems of flood damage reduction and storm surge suppression measures. The 4th phase of the project began in the Fall of 2016 to further examine the structural engineering, economics and environmental impacts of the recommended projects. The 4th phase is expected to conclude in December 2017.  For more information on the Storm Surge Suppression Study, visit gccprd.com.

Shared Responsibility for Flood Risk Management

Federal, state and local government entities share the responsibility for flood risk management through programs and authorities.  Many federal agencies, including the USACE and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, oversee programs to promote flood risk management and assist states and local communities to reduce flood damage.

A key element to success with flood risk management is the involvement of government leaders and the public, and the ability to integrate environmental, social and economic factors.  The consideration of all available tools to improve public safety also is essential to the flood risk management decision process.

For more information on the flood risk management and shared responsibility, visit http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Flood-Risk-Management/Flood-Risk-Management-Program/Partners-in-Shared-Responsibility/


Texas Coastal Study Posters