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On March 24, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District switched the flow of water at Addicks Dam to new outlet control structures to improve and modernize Addicks and Barker dams. Public safety is the district’s top priority, and it continues to operate and improve its critical structures, which are especially vital during this time to maintain economic capacity.

SOUTHWESTERN DIVISION EXECUTES HURRICANE HARVEY SUPPLEMENTAL PROGRAM BY JORDYN McCULLE Y AND MARY GRUNERT, Southwestern Division

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f I had to boil it down to one word,” Brig. Gen. Christopher G. Beck, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Southwestern Division commander, said, “that word would be: aggressive.” Beck, who took command of the Southwestern Division, or SWD, in June 2020, spoke to the division staff of the work accomplished under SWD’s Hurricane Harvey Supplemental Program.

“You have done tremendous things to provide immediate risk reduction and recovery following Hurricane Harvey,” he said. “We must remain aggressive, meet our commitments, and build resiliency for years to come.” The $5.2 billion Supplemental Program was established after Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The program 63

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