Galveston Bay hurricane surge study, Report 3. Effects of plan 2 Alpha and plan 2 Gamma barriers on tides, currents, salinities, and dye dispersion for normal tide conditions: hydraulic model investigation

Date

1970

Authors

Bobb, William H. and Robert A. Boland

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Publisher

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station

Abstract

Hurricane protection barriers are proposed for the Galveston Bay area. A separate model indicated that two barrier schemes would protect upstream areas - the plan 2 alpha barrier was located behind the gulf beaches and the plan 2 gamma barrier crossed Galveston Bay 9 mi upstream. Both schemes provide gated navigation openings across channel and gated tidal passage of sufficient capacity, located to maintain existing conditions with respect to tides, currents, salinities, and dispersion patterns.

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116 pgs.

Keywords

hurricanes, storm surges, hurricane waves, storm surge barriers

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