Investigation of shoreline changes at Sargent Beach, Texas by William N. Seelig

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Published by Texas A & M University, Coastal and Ocean Engineering Division in College Station, Tex .

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  • Coast changes -- Texas -- Gulf Coast.,
  • Beach erosion -- Texas -- Gulf Coast.,
  • Shore protection -- Texas -- Gulf Coast.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 93-98).

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Statementby William Newton Seelig and R.M. Sorensen.
SeriesTAMU-SG -- 73-212., C.O.E -- no. 169., TAMU-SG -- no. 73-212., COE report -- no. 169.
ContributionsSorensen, Robert M.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 153 p. :
Number of Pages153
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16111506M

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The cause of this erosion is the lack of an adequate sand supply to the beach zone. National Assessment Of Shoreline Change: Part 1 Long-term Gulf shoreline erosion at Sargent Beach, Texas. Some beach segments in Texas have accreted as a result of net longshore drift convergence, and around tidal inlets that have been stabilized by long jet-ties.

Matagorda Peninsula and Sargent Beach, Texas, USA, have experienced some of the highest rates of erosion along the Texas coast.

In order to increase protection from tropical events and slow beach habitat erosion, several structural alternatives were studied. These alternatives were modeled with GenCade, a newly developed 1D shoreline change and sand transport model. PDF | On Jan 1,Robert A.

Morton and others published National Assessment Of Shoreline Change: Part 1 Historical Shoreline Changes And Associated. Sargent Beach is a good example of accelerated erosion.

Since the mids, Sargent Beach has retreated almost m at an average rate of ± m/yr. That rate has increased to m/yr since the s. Here the beach is steep, narrow, and composed of many clam and oyster shells that normally grow in the bays but not in the open Gulf.

Seelig and Sorenson () specifically describe erosion at Sargent Beach and the contributions of historic change in neighboring inlet and river systems along with a discussion of coastal processes acting along the central Texas Coast. This report documents the investigation of coastal processes and development of conceptual alternatives to reduce beach erosion at two sites in Matagorda County.

Sargent Beach has experienced the greatest erosion rates on the Texas Coast, prompting study into structural methods to protect beach habitat.

The net changes in mean low water (MLW) position at points on the Texas coast have been examined Texas book both the earliest and newer official topographic surveys. Shoreline changes at selected points have been examined in greater detail to suggest uses and limitations of the new MLW change.

In the early s, the BEG initiated a study of beach changes along the Texas Gulf shoreline including the upper coast between Sabine Pass and Sargent Beach (Morton,; Morton and Pieper, ).

This study was updated (paine and Morton, ) to provide more recent information on shoreline movement. Seelig, W.N., Sorensen, R.M. Investigation of Shoreline Changes at Sargent Beach, Texas.

COE NoTAMU-SG, Division of Coastal and Ocean Engineering. Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, pp. Texas General Land Office. Beach Monitoring and Maintenance Plan (BMMP). Internal. Report. Prepared by: Coast. Show simple item record.

Beach Shoreline Changes, on the Central Texas Coast Associated with Hurricane Fern, September Texas allows retaining walls under the condition that they are not within feet landward of the line of vegetation.

No new shoreline structures are allowed on beach/dune systems. Texas law also states that local governments may not issue a permit or certificate authorizing repair of an existing erosion response structure on the public beach.

Gulf Coast Shoreline Erosion: A Complex Engineering Geologic Problem* By. Christopher C. Mathewson 1 Search and Discovery Article # () Posted J *Oral presentation at AAPG Annual Convention, Houston, Texas, AprilClick to view presentation in PDF format (27 mb).

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Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District recognized the advantages of employing constructability concepts and agreed to establish a relationship with the Construction Industry Institute CII in order to achieve a constructability study on.

The authors discuss changes in flora and fauna that result from differences in climate, shore geology, and patterns of precipitation in the succeeding habitats along the Gulf rim.

They include discussion of more than 1, species of plants and animals, both on shore and in the near-shore subtidal zone, to give a virtually complete picture of.

GC Shoreline Changes on Brazos Island and South Padre Island (Mansfield Channel to Mouth of the Rio Grande), An Analysis of Historical Changes of the Texas Gulf Shoreline, by R.

Morton and M. Pieper. 39 p., 12 figs., 1 table, 3 appendices, ISSN: Print. To purchase this publication as a PDF download, please order GCD.

GCD. Shoreline Changes on Galveston Island (Bolivar Roads to San Luis Pass)--An Analysis of Historical Changes of the Texas Gulf Shoreline, by R. Morton. 34 p., 12 figs., 3 appendices, Downloadable PDF.

To purchase this publication in book format, please order GC ABSTRACT. Stability of dolos and tribar overlays for rehabilitation of stone-armored rubble-mound breakwater and jetty trunks subjected to breaking waves. vicinity of Sargent Beach. Sargent Beach is located south of Freeport, Texas, some 50 miles (80 kim) southeast of Galveston (Figure 1)1.

Because of this erosion, a section of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) from Cedar Lakes to East Matagorda Bay is in danger of intrusion from breaching of the. TEXAS ift Sargent Beach ift GULF OF MEXICO SABINE MEXICO UNITED STATES COLORADO RIVER RIVER BRAZOS TRINITY RIVER RIO GRANDE SAN RD RIVER ALUPE RIVER RIVER RIVER SAN ONIO NUECES RIVER CORPUS CHRISTI HOUSTON BEAUMONT PORT ARTHUR 98 o97 96o 95 94 26o 27o 28o 29o 30o 0 20 40 60 MILES Figure 1.

Texas Gulf of Mexico shoreline. Net rates of change in shoreline position between the late 's and the 's 51 Net rates of change in shoreline position between the 's and 52 Net rates of change in shoreline position between the late 's and • 54 Table 1.

Maximum hurricane surge heights recorded near Corpus Christi Bay to • 28 vi. Short- and long-term relative sea-level changes also control shoreline movement. The setting of the shoreline and the supply of sand determine how the shoreline changes at a particular location.

Setting refers to whether a beach is sheltered from waves, adjacent to a tidal or storm channel, or next to a jetty or seawall, to state a few examples. MITIGATION ASSESSMENT TEAM REPORT HURRICANE IKE IN TEXAS ANd LoUISIANA 2 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS, BUILDING CODES, AND STANDARDS (ASCE 7 and ASCE 24) and model building codes that are adopted by communities.

Figure illustrates the process by which NFIP regulations flow to an individual building. Morton, R. A.,Historical shoreline changes and their causes, Texas Gulf Coast: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Geological Circularp.

Morton, R. A., and Pieper, M. J., a, Shoreline changes on Mustang Island and north Padre Island (Aransas Pass to Yarborough Pass): The University of Texas. To mitigate coastal erosion, the federal government spends an average of $ million every year on beach nourishment and other shoreline erosion control measures.1 In addition to beach erosion, more t acres of coastal wetlands are lost annually—the equivalent of seven football fields disappearing every hour of every day.2 The.

Breakwater rehabilitation study, Crescent City Harbor, California: coastal model investigation Baumgartner, R. Clay.; Carver, Robert D. Stability of dolos and tribar overlays for rehabilitation of stone-armored rubble-mound breakwater and jetty trunks subjected to breaking waves Carver, Robert D.; Wright, Brenda J.

Sand Placement Design on a Sand Starved Clay Shore at Sargent Beach, Texas. 23rd Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology, FebruaryMelbourne, Florida, FSBPA. Barua DK, Walther M and Truitt C (). Littoral Shoreline Change in the Presence of Hardbottom – Approaches, Constraints and Integrated Modeling.

The University of Texas' interactive map of Texas Gulf shoreline change rates is an initiative of the The Texas Shoreline Change Project. The map utilizes a colored scale to indicate the magnitude of shoreline change from the s towith the option to view changes.

Around 4, dump-truck loads of sand are to be spread along the shoreline that fronts Beach Drive, a favored spot for surfers on the upper Texas coast. the same fate as Sargent Beach in. Our Location: E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Ste.

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On 20 Januarytwenty-three Tursiops truncatus (Common Bottlenose Dolphin) carcasses were found scattered around the interior shoreline of East Matagorda Bay, TX.

Few accounts exist to document the presence of live or dead Common Bottlenose Dolphins inside the boundaries of East Matagorda Bay before or after the die-off.

We conducted a review of areal data for East. Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) review the reports of the Chief of Engineers and other pertinent documents pertaining to Orchard Beach, Bronx, New York, and to make appropriate recommendations concerning storm damage prevention, recreation, environmental restoration, and other purposes; and (2) conduct a study on the need for erosion.

Sea levels along the Texas coast could rise by as much as 8 feet bysubmerging parts of the Galveston and Corpus Christi shoreline. Temperatures may. The highest rates of historical shoreline movement along the Texas coast are the direct result of human activities.

The long-term sustained rates of erosion are greatest at Sargent Beach, which is located between the Brazos and Colorado Rivers., Here, the beach retreats at an average rate of. A contract for work that’s the next step in the Sargent Beach breakwater and renourishment pilot study was approved by commissioners court at its regular meeting Monday, Oct.

7. “This is the next step” on a multi-phase process to prevent Sargent Beach erosion and to rebuild it, County Judge Nate McDonald said.1 Jeffrey G. Paine October Business address: The University of Texas at Austin Bureau of Economic Geology University Station, Box X Austin, Texas The colors on the map show temperature changes over the past 22 years () compared to the average for the contiguous U.S., and to the average for Alaska and Hawaii.

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