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dc.contributor.authorJefts ARen_US
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dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:16:08Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:16:08Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/23306
dc.description1457-1471en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a summary of the history, process of the development, and design of the Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels widening and deepening project. The Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels Project will widen and deepen the Houston Ship Channel from 40 feet × 400 feet to 45 feet × 530 feet over a 53.5 mile distance from the Gulf of Mexico to the confluence of Buffalo and Boggy Bayous. Over the 50-year project life of initial construction and maintenance of the channel, some 3,889 acres of marsh, upland, and colonial water bird habitat will be created under the Beneficial Uses Plan. The Beneficial Uses Plan will have a net positive environmental benefit on the Galveston Bay eco-system and is not a mitigation plan, but recognizes and treats dredged material as a resource. The project demonstrates that improvements to commerce and navigation are compatible with the need for environmental restoration. The process for the development of the Beneficial Uses Plan is unique in that a partnership of resource agencies along with the federal and local sponsors defined the final plan. The process has proved to be very successful and can be adapted to other navigation projectsen_US
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dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries50900.00en_US
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dc.subjectConstructionen_US
dc.subjectDredgesen_US
dc.subjectDredgingen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental engineeringen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental impacten_US
dc.subjectErosionen_US
dc.subjectFisheriesen_US
dc.subjectMaintenanceen_US
dc.subjectNavigation systemsen_US
dc.subjectProject managementen_US
dc.subjectRestorationen_US
dc.subjectWateren_US
dc.subjectWaterway transportationen_US
dc.titleHouston-Galveston Navigation Channels, Texas project 50-year plan development and designen_US
dc.typeCONFen_US
dc.placeOrlando, FL, United Statesen_US
dc.seriesDredging, Key Technologies for Global Prosperityen_US
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dc.notesCompilation and indexing terms, Copyright 2004 Elsevier Engineering Information, Incen_US
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