Two-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modeling for Evaluating Impacts from IH45 Galveston Causeway Construction

dc.acquisition-srcen_US
dc.call-noQH 541.5 .E8 G322 2003 c.1-2 GBAYen_US
dc.call-noREF QH 541.5 .E8 G322 2003 GBAYen_US
dc.call-noARCHIVES QH 541.5 .E8 G322 2003en_US
dc.contract-noCTF-009/03en_US
dc.contributor.authorSu, Yu-Chun, Ph.D., Julie Morse, Martin Heaney, and Stanley Cooperen_US
dc.contributor.otherThe Sixth Biennial State of the Bay Symposium January 14-16, 2003en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:38:50Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:38:50Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.descriptionpg. 229en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe IH 45 Galveston Causeway is a major bridge connecting Galveston Island to the Texas mainland. Due to the age and condition of the bridge, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has developed a plan to rebuild the bridge. The proposed construction included alternatives to build temporary access roads for the construction of the main bridge. These access roads would cause partial blockage of West Bay for an estimated period of four years that could result in 1) an increase in current velocity that may impact navigation; 2) a reduction in tidal flushing that may impact water quality, bay benthos, peripheral salt marshes, and other aquatic communities; and 3) an impact on salinity distribution in the area. To investigate these potential impacts, a two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic and water quality model was developed.... This paper will present the development and findings of this modeling effort. Conclusions of this modeling effort contributed to the change of construction method toward a more environmentally friendly approach. The paper will present the new approach and a proposed schedule to complete the construction of the Galveston Causeway Bridge.en_US
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dc.geo-codeUnited Statesen_US
dc.geo-codeTexasen_US
dc.geo-codeGalvestonen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.history7/28/05 easen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/26393
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dc.locationGBIC Circulating Collection; GBIC Reference Collection; GBIC Archives Collectionen_US
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dc.notesPoster presentation; Full Paper available via weblink.en_US
dc.placeWebster, TXen_US
dc.publisherGalveston Bay Estuary Programen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries9288.00en_US
dc.relation.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/gbeppubs/sob2003/sessions.html#twodimensionalen_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesGBEP T-8en_US
dc.subjectwater qualityen_US
dc.subjecthabitaten_US
dc.subjectecologyen_US
dc.subjectwatershed managementen_US
dc.subjectinterstateen_US
dc.subjectgalvestonen_US
dc.subjectcausewayen_US
dc.subjectconstructionen_US
dc.subjectwest bayen_US
dc.subjectbay benthosen_US
dc.subjectsalt marshesen_US
dc.subjectaquatic communitiesen_US
dc.subjectsalinity distributionen_US
dc.subjecthydrodynamic modelsen_US
dc.subjecttideen_US
dc.subjectfreshwater flowen_US
dc.subjectbathymetryen_US
dc.subjectpoint sourceen_US
dc.subjectsan luis passen_US
dc.subjectgalveston entrance channelen_US
dc.subjectchocolate bayouen_US
dc.titleTwo-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modeling for Evaluating Impacts from IH45 Galveston Causeway Constructionen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.universityen_US
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