The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District staff issued a modification to the West Fork San Jacinto River Emergency Debris Removal contract on June 7, to dredge an additional 497,400 cubic yards of material that was deposited in the mouth of the San Jacinto River from Hurricane Harvey.
Nearly 8 miles of pipe, several booster pumps and the dredges LP and General Pershing have removed approximately 1.7 million cubic yards of material and nearly 720 tons of wood debris.
According to Corps Galveston District officials, the dredged material is being placed at the existing location referred to as Placement Area 2, which is located approximately 10 miles upriver from the dredging site. The additional dredging is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, with the demobilization of the equipment completed by early 2020.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency funded the $70 million dredge project