Conceptual drawing of proposed gate structure across Bolivar Pass. Graphic courtesy of Coastal Texas Study & General Land Office.
Texas Coastal Barrier Project
The Texas Coastal Barrier is a proposed project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) as a solution to protect Galveston Island, the Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston Bay and the rest of the upper Texas coast from storm surge flooding caused by hurricanes. The project was developed as a result of the Texas Coastal Study—a 5.5 year, $19.8M comprehensive study led by USACE in partnership with the GLO to identify feasible projects that would reduce risks to public health and the economy, restore critical ecosystems, and advance coastal resiliency. For more information on the study, visit the Coastal Study website.
In April of 2021, representatives from the USACE made a presentation on the Texas Coastal Barrier Project to members of the Clear Creek Watershed Committee, which includes League City Council members as well as local residents. The presentation focused on how the project relates to waterways and watersheds in the League City area—including Clear Lake and Dickinson Bayou