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dc.contributor.authorCARTER LJen_US
dc.contributor.otherIn: Science, Vol 167, No 3921, P 1102-8, Feb 20, 1970 1 Figen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:15:25Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:15:25Z
dc.date.issued1970 Feb 20en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/23208
dc.descriptionVOL-8en_US
dc.description.abstractTHE GALVESTON BAY ESTUARY'S ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS IS REPORTED. LONG A MAJOR NURSERY AREA FOR SHELLFISH AND FINFISH, THE BAY'S WATER QUALITY HAS BEEN SEVERELY DEGRADED BY RAPID INDUSTRIAL AND POPULATION GROWTH. A 1914 DECISION TO BUILD THE HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL HAS HAD FAR-REACHING ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS. THE INDUSTRIES AND RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISIONS WHICH HAVE GROWN UP ALONG THE CHANNEL, DUMP RAW SEWAGE INTO IT. THIS HIGHLY POLLUTED WATER FLOWS UNTREATED INTO THE BAY. SHELLDREDGING, WATER DIVERSIONS AND LANDFILL ENCROACHMENTS HAVE SEVERELY REDUCED THE NURSERY MARSHLANDS AND INCREASED SALINITY. THE U.S. CORPS OF ENGINEERS PROPOSED WALLISVILLE DAM WILL FURTHER AGGREVATE THESE SITUATIONS, THREATENING ESTUARIAL LIFE. THE HOUSTON LIGHTING AND POWER COMPANY'S NEW FACILITY WILL ADD THERMAL POLLUTION TO THE BAY'S PROBLEMS. TRADITIONALLY, THE TEXAS STATE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN INSENSITIVE TO THE WATER POLLUTION PROBLEMS OF THE STATE'S FEW INDUSTRIAL-ORIENTED MUNICIPALITIES. THUS, STATE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS ARE LOW, BUT FEDERALLY APPROVED, AND HAVE NEVER BEEN ENFORCED. THE RECENT FEDERAL ACTIVITY HAS PROMPTED THE HITHERTO DORMANT STATE WATER QUALITY BOARD TO TAKE THE OFFENSIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY, AND THE EST WASTE DISPOSAL AUTHORITY AS A COORDINATING AGENCY. (RICHMOND-CHICAGO)en_US
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dc.subject*DIVERSIONen_US
dc.subject*EFFLUENT STANDARDSen_US
dc.subject*ESTUARIESen_US
dc.subject*ESTUARINE ENVIRONMENTen_US
dc.subject*Galvestonen_US
dc.subject*GALVESTON BAYen_US
dc.subject*GULF COAST WASTE DISPOSAL AUTHORITYen_US
dc.subject*Houstonen_US
dc.subject*HOUSTON LIGHTING AND POWER COMPANYen_US
dc.subject*HOUSTON SHIP CHANNELen_US
dc.subject*LANDFILLSen_US
dc.subject*SHELLDREDGINGen_US
dc.subject*U.S.ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERSen_US
dc.subject*WATER POLLUTIONen_US
dc.subject*WATER QUALITY BOARDen_US
dc.subjectBAYen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Effectsen_US
dc.subjectEstuariesen_US
dc.subjectFISHKILLen_US
dc.subjectFLOWen_US
dc.subjectGALVESTONen_US
dc.subjectGalveston Bayen_US
dc.subjectHoustonen_US
dc.subjectHouston Ship Channelen_US
dc.subjectIndustrial wastesen_US
dc.subjectINDUSTRIESen_US
dc.subjectINTER-AGENCY COOPERATIONen_US
dc.subjectLAND USEen_US
dc.subjectMARSHESen_US
dc.subjectMunicipal wastesen_US
dc.subjectPOLITICAL ASPECTSen_US
dc.subjectPOLLUTIONen_US
dc.subjectSALINITYen_US
dc.subjectSHELLFISHen_US
dc.subjectSTANDARDSen_US
dc.subjectSW 2060 Effects on water of human nonwater activitiesen_US
dc.subjectSW 3030 Effects of pollutionen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectTEXAS WATER TEXAS WATER PLANen_US
dc.subjectTHERMAL POLLUTIONen_US
dc.subjectURBANIZATIONen_US
dc.subjectWASTE ASSIMILATIVE CAPACITYen_US
dc.subjectWaste Disposalen_US
dc.subjectWATERen_US
dc.subjectWATER POLLUTIONen_US
dc.subjectWater qualityen_US
dc.subjectWATER QUALITY STANDARDSen_US
dc.subjectWATER WASTE TREATMENTen_US
dc.subjectWATER ZONINGen_US
dc.titleGalveston Bay: Test case of an estuary in crisisen_US
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