Flood Mitigation on Agenda of Corps of Engineers Virtual Public Info Session on Orange County Project

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Gulf Coast Protection Division will be hosting a virtual public information session on Thursday, May 25, 2023, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm regarding the Orange County Project.

This session will be an overview of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay (S2G) Program and Orange County Project, which consists of a new levee and floodwall system and affects the City of Orange, West Orange, Pinehurst, Bridge City, and other communities in the area. The project delivery team will give a project status update, followed by a question-and-answer session.

This project will help Orange County be more resilient to future storm and flood events. While the new levee system will help reduce the risk of coastal surge flooding to its design elevation, no levee fully eliminates flood risk.

The main features authorized for the Orange County Project include:

  • Approximately 20 miles of new earthen levees
  • Approximately 3 miles of new concrete floodwalls
  • Approximately 150-200 gravity drainage structures and 14-16 new pump stations, providing interior drainage for areas behind the levee/floodwall
  • Approximately 40 closure structures located at road and railroad crossings
  • Two navigable sector gates, with adjacent vertical lift gates, at Adams and Cow Bayous
  • Restoration of coastal marsh and preservation of wetlands, as mitigation for the ecosystem values lost due to the construction and operation of the project

The public information session can be accessed via the project website at https://www.swg.usace.army.mil/S2G/OrangeCounty

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