Ship navigation simulation study, Houston-Galveston Navigation Channel, Texas. Report 3, Galveston Ship Channel and Houston-Galveston Entrance Channels




Webb, Dennis W.

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


The Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels are located along the Gulf of Mexico Coast in eastern Texas. These channels include the Entrance Channels, the Galveston Channel, the Bar Channels (the Inner and Outer Bar Channels and the Bolivar Roads Channel), the Texas City Channel, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and the Houston Ship Channel (HSC) which branches off the Bar Channels, traverses Galveston Bay, and ends in Houston. This report focuses only on the Galveston Channel and the Entrance Channels. This report describes the navigation study conducted on these channels by the Waterways Experiment Station (WES) in 1992. Previous reports describe navigation studies conducted at WES on the Galveston Bay (Hewlett 1993) and the HSC Bayou Segment (Webb and Daggett 1993) of the Houston- Galveston Navigation Channels.


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navigation channels, water currents, hydrodynamics, navigation, simulation methods, hydraulic engineering, channels, design and construction, evaluation, waterways