Environmental Considerations Relating to Opreration and Maintenance of the Texas Gulf Intracoastal Waterway




James WP; Giesler S; DeOtte R; Inoue M

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The purpose of the report is to identify potentially adverse environmental factors other than dredging associated with the operation and maintenance of the Texas Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Field sampling was conducted along the waterway in January, May, and August 1975 to ascertain background water and sediment quality. To study the flow between Galveston Bay and Sabine Lake, a numerical model study was conducted of this reach of the waterway. Satellite imagery was used in the Lower Laguna Madre to study the circulation patterns and sedimentation rates. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)




48B Natural Resources & Earth Sciences: Natural Resource Management;68D Environmental Pollution & Control: Water Pollution & Control;Barriers;Coastal topographic features;Coastal zone management;Composition;Concentration;Data;Dissolved gases;Dredging;Galveston;Galveston bay;Gulf Intracoastal Waterway;Inland waterways;Inorganic nitrates;Inorganic phosphates;Intercoastal waterways;Land use;Maintenance;Metals;Model studies;Monitoring;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;Nutrients;Ocean circulation;Operation;Oxygen;pH;Quality;Rates;Recreation;Salinity;Sampling;Sea Grant Program;Sedimentation;Sedimentation rates;Sediments;Spaceborne photography;Tables;Temperature;Texas;Texas Gulf Coast;Turbidity;United States;Water;Water pollution;Water quality management;