An Analysis of Shoreline Erosion Along the Northern Coast of East Galveston Bay, Texas
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Shoreline erosion was measured along a portion of East Galveston Bay, Texas, over a period of five years. These short-term measurements were consistent with erosion estimates obtained from aerial photographs spanning almost 40 years. The erosion caused by Alicia, a major hurricane, was not as severe as expected. Many natural and anthropogenic factors appear to be responsible for the current erosion trend in this area. It is unlikely that this trend will be reversed due to the effects of subsidence and rising sea level.