The island’s first beach-building project since 2015 is scheduled to begin Monday and will both reinforce a previously constructed beach and add new sand west to Babe’s Beach.

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Randy Chapman

More private beach west end owner beach nourishment.

Joanie Steinhaus

With all the recent spills in the bay, is the USACE going to release to the public the chemical analysis they are doing on the sediment? Including testing for PFOs and PFAs, forever chemicals that do not readily dissolve in water, and can become attached to sediment particles unless transported away by currents. Dredging brings the contaminants back to the surface and they may be placed on our beaches

Galveston Park Board

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts routine sediment testing and analysis on shoaled material to ensure compliance with multiple federal regulations to include the Clean Water Act. Further questions regarding sediment testing can directed to the USACE Galveston District Public Affairs Office at

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