Posted on · The House Appropriations Committee did not grant a $100 million funding request made by U.S. Rep. Randy Weber of Galveston, but Congress could still allocate money this year to the long-planned storm surge suppression system. How soon the project secures federal funding will determine how quickly work can begin.
Posted on · A longstanding plan for a storm surge suppression system between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula, commonly called the 'Ike Dike,' is awaiting federal funding. Once that happens, work on the $34 billion project can get underway.
Posted on · It could be as late as 2042 before Galveston Bay's coastal barrier project is completed.
Posted on · The U.S. House voted to authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning for the massive coastal barrier project in Galveston Bay, but funding is not yet secured.
Posted on · Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia said the Ike Dike alone, when or if it’s built, wouldn’t be enough to guard against the effects of a direct hit from a hurricane.
Posted on · If built, Galveston Bay Park would be a chain of man-made islands that also protect the Ship Channel from 25-foot hurricane storm surge.
Posted on · At a local forum, the Galveston area community will get a chance to raise concerns.
Posted on · The Houston Matters experts discuss the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.