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Dam Safety Electronic Press Kit
Dam Safety Video
Updated November 2010! Learn all you need to know about the Addicks and Barker Dam Safety Program in this 20 minute video.
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The Addicks Project Office
1042 Highway 6 South
Houston, TX 77077
About the Reservoirs
Authorized by the Rivers and Harbors Act of June 20, 1938, and modified by the Flood Control Acts of August 11, 1939; September 3, 1954; and October 27, 1965, Addicks and Barker Reservoirs are a flood damage reduction project in the Galveston District. Addicks and Barker Reservoirs prevent downstream flooding of Buffalo Bayou in the City of Houston. The construction cost of over $4 million appears small when compared to the giant saving which have resulted. Since its completion in 1945, the project has prevented flood damages estimated to be in excess of $16,372,000.00 million.