Bioengineering Methods to Establish Salt Marsh on Dredged Material
Erosion is a substantial problem on many shorelines of the Galveston Bay complex, as well as other bays of the Gulf of Mexico. Erosion can be prevented by structural measures such as riprap...

Rice Herbicide Evaluation in Texas Gulf Coast
The Texas rice belt, bordered on the south and east by the Gulf of Mexico, extends about 113 km (70 mile) inland and parallels the coastline for approximately 322 km (200 mile) from Victoria,...

The Use of Geographic Information System Technology to Compare the Environmental Impacts of Human Development on Mobile Bay, Alabama, and Galveston Bay, Texas
Geographic information systems (GIS) can synthesize information rapidly and efficiently from many different sources. GIS-generated maps, which integrate multiple information layers, can...

New Methodology for Optimization of Freshwater Inflows to Estuaries
The objective of this paper is to present a new methodology for determining the optimal fresh water inflows into bays and estuaries to maximize fish harvest while satisfying the freshwater...

Las Colinas: Reflections From Its Founder

North Central Texas Municipalities Address the NPDES Stormwater Regulations Through Regional Coordination

United States Geological Survey Bridge Scour Evaluation Program in Texas

Houston Intercontinental Airport Water Service Area Systems Analysis

Hydrodynamic Forces and Evolution of a Nearshore Berm at South Padre Island, Texas

Dallas Goes Trenchless
Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) has stopped relying solely on traditional open-cut trenching methods. Instead, we look to trenchless technologies to minimize costs and disruption to the public....

The Physiography and Engineering Constraints of the Continental Slope in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico
The emplacement of structures on the seafloor has always been difficult but until recently, few knew just how difficult possible construction on the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Continental...

Quarry Techniques for Dimensional Breakwater Stone
On the Texas Gulf Coast, there has evolved a unique design for breakwater and jetty structures. The Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the designer of these structures,...

Use of Portable Simulator in Designing Channel Improvements for Port of Brownsville, Texas
The Port of Brownsville, located at the southernmost tip of Texas, serves as an import/export port for both southern Texas and northern Mexico. The proposed channel improvement project...

Double Diamonds: New Brand for a Texas Bridge
Double diamond towers, distinctive as a cattle brand but tall as a 44 story building, have reached landmark status on the Texas Gulf Coast even though the bridge they will carry won't...

In Situ Recovery of Water from Dormant Comet Cores & CI Carbonaceous Chondrites
Water and volatiles may be produced by drill holes into dormant comet cores or class CI or CM asteroids. This is modeled after in-situ mining as in the Frasch process sulfur mines of the...

Design and Construction of Waterfront Facilities at U.S. Navy Homeport at Ingleside, Texas
The waterfront facilities for the largest of the Navy's new homeports in the Gulf of Mexico were completed in 1990. The project included over 2,500 feet (762 m.) of deep draft bulkhead...

Ship Simulation of the Houston Ship Channel, Houston, Texas
The Houston Ship Channel (HSC) consists of approximately 65 miles of improved deep-draft channels. The present channel is 400 ft wide and 40 ft deep at mean low tide for most of the channel...

Assessment of Derived Flood Frequency Distributions
Derived flood frequency distributions based on the geomorphologic IUH are evaluated in this work. Two existing approaches, the methods of Hebson and Wood (1982) and Diaz-Granados et al....

Managing Water Supply with Aquifer Storage and Recovery
The City of Chesapeake, located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, is experiencing a rapid growth in population which translates into an increased demand for water, particularly during...

Feasibility of Water Supply for City of Houston Subsidence Zones Five and Six
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the feasibility of providing surface water to the Harris Galveston Coastal Subsidence District (HGCSD) Zones Five and Six (located in North Houston...

 

 

 

 

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