Houston-Galveston Navigation Channel: Blueprint for the beneficial uses of dredge material

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dc.contributor.authorWagner RJen_US
dc.contributor.otherCoastal Managementen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:17:09Z
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dc.date.issued2000 Octen_US
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dc.description.abstractThe beneficial uses of dredge material from the Houston-Galveston Navigation Channel (HGNC) to create large-scale wetlands represents a blueprint for other large U.S. ports. The port authority's interagency coordination team, the Beneficial Uses Group (BUG), successfully developed an innovative 50-year plan to deal with dredge material disposal from the channel widening and maintenance project. The creation of intertidal wetlands will initiate the restoration of the United States' second most productive estuary, in concert with the Galveston Bay National Estuary Plan, while capturing increasingly scarce government financing for port maintenance and improvement operations. An overview of the various beneficial uses of dredge material in the HGNC enlarging project is presented with a detailed investigation of the Bayport Demonstration Marsh. The HGNC project is analyzed as a prototype for successful extensive wetland creation ventures, and several key design criteria for similar large-scale marsh creation projects are givenen_US
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dc.notesTimes Cited: 0ArticleEnglishWagner, R. JTexas A&M Univ, Dept Coastal Engn, Blocker Bldg,Room 525-1,4230 TAMU, College Stn, TX 77843 USACited References Count: 21355UA325 CHESTNUT ST, SUITE 800, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106 USAPHILADELPHIAen_US
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dc.subjectbeneficial uses of dredge materialen_US
dc.subjectcoastal resource managementen_US
dc.subjectGALVESTON BAYen_US
dc.subjectHouston-Galveston Navigation Channelen_US
dc.subjectintertidal marshen_US
dc.subjectwetlands creationen_US
dc.titleHouston-Galveston Navigation Channel: Blueprint for the beneficial uses of dredge materialen_US
dc.typeJournalen_US
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dc.vol-issue28(4)en_US
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