Galveston Bay hurricane surge study, Report 2. Effects of proposed barriers on tides, currents, salinities and dye dispersion for normal tide conditions

dc.acquisition-srcDr. David R. Aldrichen_US
dc.call-noTA 7 .W34 T.R. no. H-69-12 Rept. 2 c.1-2 GBAYen_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorBobb, William H. and Robert A. Bolanden_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:02:30Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:02:30Z
dc.date.issued1970en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.description144 pgs.en_US
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dc.description.abstractThis is the second of three reports. Migration from cities to suburban areas combined with industrial growth justifies hurricane protection for the Galveston Bay area. Models indicated two barrier schemes would protect upstream areas. Alpha barrier was located just behind the gulf beaches and gamma barrier crossed Galveston Bay 9 miles upstream. Both schemes provided gated navigation openings across channels and gated tidal passages of sufficient capacity, located to maintain existing conditions with respect to tides, currents, salinities, and dispersion patterns. Diversion of Trinity River flow to Houston, which would increase fresh water to Buffalo Bayou and decrease fresh water to Trinity Bay, is proposed. A power station will pump up to 3500 CFS of cooling water from Houston Ship Channel and Tabbs Bay via Cedar Bayou to the plant a discharge into Trinity Bay. Tests for normal tides were made in a 1:6000-, 1:60-scale model. Important conclusions were: (A) Diversions from Trinity River to Houston will have no significant effects; (B) Cedar Bayou power station will transport water which is more saline and of poorer quality from Houston Ship Channel and Tabbs Bay to upper Trinity Bay; (C) Plan 1 alpha barrier would have no significant effects on tides, currents, salinities, or dye dispersion patterns and the area of tidal passages could be reduced 20% without adversity affecting navigation; and (D) Plan 1 gamma barrier would cause slight reductions in tidal prism and salinities.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeTrinity Riveren_US
dc.geo-codeHoustonen_US
dc.geo-codeBuffalo Bayouen_US
dc.geo-codeCedar Bayouen_US
dc.history4/13/06 easen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/21256
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dc.locationGBIC Circulating Collectionen_US
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dc.notesSee Acc#1956 for Report 1, Acc#3458.1 for Report 2, Appendix A, Acc#2239 for Report 3, Acc#2239.1 for Report 3, Appendix A.en_US
dc.placeVicksburg, MSen_US
dc.publisherU.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Stationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries3458.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesTechnical Report H-69-12, Report 2en_US
dc.subjectcooling wateren_US
dc.subjecthurricanesen_US
dc.subjecthurricane wavesen_US
dc.subjectstorm surgesen_US
dc.subjectsurgesen_US
dc.subjectbaysen_US
dc.subjecttidesen_US
dc.subjectfloodsen_US
dc.subjectfloodingen_US
dc.titleGalveston Bay hurricane surge study, Report 2. Effects of proposed barriers on tides, currents, salinities and dye dispersion for normal tide conditionsen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
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