Texas Coast Hurricane Flood Protection Studies

by Chester L. Pawlik,
John W. Keith,
Jack H. Armstrong,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 6, Pg. 147-168

Document Type: Journal Paper


The concept and physical features of a comprehensive plan for protection of Texas coastal areas against hurricane floods are described. Technical procedures involved in the computation of hurricane surge hydrographs on the open coast and in the inland bay areas are presented, and supplemental hydraulic model studies are discussed. Hurricane flood protection plans now under study for both large geographical areas and small localized areas are outlined. Typical problems in design and construction of the authorized Freeport and Port Arthur Hurricane Flood Protection projects are discussed briefly.

Subject Headings: Hurricanes and typhoons | Floods | Hydraulic models | Computing in civil engineering | Storm surges | Hydrographs | Bays | Computer models | Texas | United States

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