Coastal Texas Protection & Restoration Feasibility Study

We Heard You! The Coastal Texas Study team has already begun considering the feedback received during the comment period for the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (DIFR-EIS). Learn More

A second public review and comment period will be held during fall 2020. Learn More

About the Study

In November 2015, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Texas General Land Office, began an examination of the feasibility of constructing projects for coastal storm risk management and ecosystem restoration along the Texas coast.


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The Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study, also known as the Coastal Texas Study, involves engineering, economic, and environmental analyses on large-scale projects, which may be considered by Congress for authorization and funding. Formal public meetings for the study were hosted in fall 2018, and – since this time – the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office have been working together to refine the study based on public comments received at these meetings. Additional public open houses will be held in early 2020 to provide the public with updates regarding the study process and findings. Following a second public review and comment period in fall 2020 (which will include formal public meetings led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the General Land Office), the feasibility study and report will be complete in 2021. The Coastal Texas Study recommendations will enhance resiliency in coastal communities and improve our capabilities to prepare for, resist, recover and adapt to coastal hazards.

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Coastal Storm Risk Management

Develop and evaluate coastal storm risk management solutions to reduce the damage from tropical storms and hurricanes incurred by coastal communities and industries.

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Ecosystem Restoration

Increase the net quality and quantity of coastal ecosystem resources by maintaining, protecting and restoring coastal Texas ecosystems, and fish and wildlife habitat.

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Environmental Impact Analyses

An environmental impact statement will be completed under the procedures of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).