Corps of Engineers conducts salvage operations in Port Galveston after Hurricane Ike
Photo Credit: Robert Haynes
Hurricane Ike struck hard on both land and sea when it hit Texas in September 2008. Here, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pulls debris out of Port Galveston that could be hazardous to vessels attempting to use the port. After a disaster like Ike, the Corps has lead responsibility for conducting and reporting channel condition surveys, removing sunken vessels and debris in the channels and performing maintenance dredging.
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