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Gulf Coast Protection District Issues 2023 Annual Report

April 24, 2024 10:25 am

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) has issued its 2023 Annual Report detailing the activities and accomplishments of the past year and forecasting upcoming activities for 2024. This report is distributed to the Governor, the Texas Legislature, the Legislative Budget Board, the Texas General Land Office, and the Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jefferson, and Orange County Commissioners Courts. The GCPD encourages interested stakeholders to review the Annual Report to gain a deeper understanding of the District’s mission, responsibilities, current activities, future activities, and financial status.

Gulf Coast Protection District Annual Report - 2023

The GCPD was created in 2021 by the 87th Texas Legislature to oversee the implementation of an integrated and comprehensive coastal resilience strategy for the upper Texas coast. Specifically, this includes assuming the role of non-Federal sponsor for major portions of the federally funded and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers led Coastal Texas Project and Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Project. The GCPD contains approximately 5,220 square miles of land covering Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jefferson, and Orange counties. The GCPD’s mission is to protect Gulf Coast communities, the environment, and economic activity from storm surge.

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