Addicks and Barker Dams and Reservoirs Construction
More than a half century ago, in response to devastating floods that occurred in Houston in 1929 and 1935, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction of the Addicks and Barker dams in what was then undeveloped areas in the far west Harris and east Fort Bend counties. This undertaking was a milestone in a longstanding partnership between the Corps and the greater Houston community. But like much of our national infrastructure, Addicks and Barker dams have been around a long time and require structural updates. The Corps will begin construction work in May 2015 to implement permanent structural changes to ensure the integrity of the dams so they may continue to protect downtown Houston and the greater metropolitan area as they have done for the previous 70 years. Please take a moment to share with us your thoughts.Learn more online http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Missions/DamSafetyProgram.aspx.