Dredging Begins On The San Jacinto

According to info sent out by the Army Corps of Engineers in Galveston, dredging will begin as early as today on the San Jacinto River.

September 26, 2018

"I'm happy to announce that after several weather delays and some mechanical delays earlier this week, that dredges are in the water and dredging should begin later this afternoon. The Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting this project and it is expected to continue through the end of April 2019." ~ Councilman Dave Martin Mark Williford, Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Galveston District, said that they're doing everything in their power to start today.

"It's actually amazing how fast this has happened," said Williford. "Usually a project of this size takes YEARS to get off the ground. The representatives in the area have done great work to get this going in a very efficient manner."

Williford added that the Army Corps of Engineers and emergency personnel are urging boaters to be very careful when traveling near the dredging equipment, or to not get close to it at all. It's very dangerous and the last thing they want to happen is someone to get hurt...or worse. Read full article.