USACE Galveston District completes beach renourishment project at South Padre Island, Texas
Photo Credit: Chip Worley
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, completed a beach renourishment project on South Padre Island using beach-quality sand harvested from a local dredging project. The district awarded a $3.4 million contract Sept. 27, 2012, to Weeks Marine Inc., which began dredging operations Nov. 3. The contract was completed in January. Partnering with the Texas General Land Office, Cameron County and the City of South Padre Island, the Corps pumped approximately 300,000 cubic yards of dredged material originating from the Brownsville Harbor navigation channel to renourish approximately one half mile of Texas' famed spring break destination.
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