Point source loadings to Galveston Bay
Armstrong, Neal E. and George H. Ward
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Galveston Bay is the most important estuary on the Texas coast. It harbors the largest seaport, houses the largest industrial complex, and produces the largest shellfish catch on the Texas coast at 38 percent of the state's total. Thousands of weekend fishermen and boaters use the bay. However, Galveston Bay also receives the largest total amount of industrial and municipal effluent of all of the Texas estuaries, both directly from the Houston/Texas City areas and indirectly from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area via the Trinity River. (EPA, 1980).