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.

* 1. How do you think the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is Engineers is doing in terms of providing high standards of customer service?

* 2. Do you agree or disagree that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers programs/projects/services generally seem to be focused on what’s best for taxpayers?

* 3. Are you familiar with the Addicks and Barker dams?

* 4. In terms of safety, how much of a problem do you think the Addicks and Barker dams pose?

* 5. Do you believe that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should be doing more than they currently are to address the Addicks and Barker dam safety issues?

* 6. How risky do you think it is to live downstream of the Addicks and Barker dams?

* 7. How long have you lived near either the Addicks or Barker dams?

* 8. Have you taken measures to mitigate your property against potential flooding and/or devise a plan?

* 9. Do you want to be included in our email list for future Addicks and Barker updates? (Add email address)

* 10. Submit feedback regarding any concerns/comments you have about these structures

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