Hydrographic and Meteorological Study of the Corpus Christi Bay System - Analysis of Populations of Sports and Commercial Fin-Fish and of Factors Which Affect These Populations in the Coastal Bays of Texas


High tides caused by Hurricane Hilda during the first part of October opened Packery Channel and Corpus Christi Pass. Both passes closed after a few days. Salinity dropped from 36.3 ppt in September to 33.1 ppt in October in Corpus Christi Bay and remained below 33 ppt for the rest of the year. Rainfall was higher than last year by 7.85 inches. Salinity averages varied inversely with rainfall, from a low of 30.4 ppt in May to a high of 36.5 ppt in August. Air and water temperature averages were lowest in December and highest in August.


pages 491-498; available for download at the link below.


Corpus Christi Bay, Hurricane Hilda, meteorology, hydrography, environmental data