Accession Number : ADA138653

Title :   Shoreline Erosion Study Pleasure Island, Texas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Mason,C ; Grogg,W ; Wheeler,S

PDF Url : ADA138653

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : This report summarizes the results of a study of processes affecting Pleasure Island, Texas, an 18-mile-long island separating Sabine Lake from the Sabine-Neches Waterway at Port Arthur, Texas. Wave, current, and meteorological data collected during the summer of 1982 and the winter of 1982-83 were analyzed to assess the relative contributions of man-made and natural processes contributing to Pleasure Island shoreline erosion. A summary of processes affecting erosion is presented, as are wave height distribution tables. Ship wakes were found to be the primary long-term cause of the continuing erosion of unstable bank material, although extreme natural events may also play a role.

Descriptors :   *Soil erosion, Texas, Canals, Shores, Banks(Waterways), Water waves, Oceanographic data, Collection, Water traffic

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE