Welcome to Gulf Coast Protection District

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) was created in 2021 by the 87th regular Texas Legislature to become the non-federal sponsor of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management (S2G) and Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility (Coastal Texas) studies, known together as the Coastal Barrier. The GCPD contains approximately 5,220 square miles of land covering Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Orange counties. Upon completion of construction, the GCPD will operate and maintain these improvements in conjunction with local jurisdictions.

Our Mission: To protect Texas Gulf Coast communities, the environment, and economic activity from storm surge.

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Dec 23, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: Water Resources Development Act of 2022 signed into law, authorizing advancement of Coastal Texas Program

GALVESTON, Texas – President Biden signed the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 into law on Dec. 23, 2022, which includes authorization of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Coastal Texas Program.

Oct 21, 2022

ICYMI: Coastal Protection Panel

GCPD joined Sen. John Cornyn, Rep. Dennis Paul, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and other coastal stakeholders at the Lone Star Flight Museum to discuss coastal protection and the upcoming Coastal Texas Program.

Oct 11, 2022

USACE News Release: Army Corps, partners complete first mile of Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay surge risk reduction mega-project

Port Arthur, TX -- On July 30, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractors successfully completed the first construction contract and first mile of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay coastal storm risk management program.

Sep 15, 2022

Coastal Protection Roundtable

GCPD was honored to be a participant in a coastal protection roundtable with Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Rijkswaterstaat, USACE and the GLO in Houston last week.

Sep 13, 2022

PROVIDE YOUR COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT REGIONAL FLOOD PLAN!

The San Jacinto Regional Flood Planning Group submitted the DRAFT Regional Flood Plan to the Texas Water Development Board on Aug. 1, 2022.

Aug 25, 2022

RELEASE: ICYMI: Sen. Cruz Tours Proposed Coastal Texas Construction Sites, Commemorates Harvey

UNITED STATES SENATE - Sen. Ted Cruz Press Office - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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