The Use of Grasses for Dune Stabilization Along the Gulf Coast with Initial Emphasis on the Texas Coast.
Final rept. 1970-1971,
GULF UNIVERSITIES RESEARCH CONSORTIUM GALVESTON TEX
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The Texas Gulf Coast is the area receiving initial protective measures because it is the most vulnerable of the 1622 miles of coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Barrier islands provide significant protection from storm surge and hurricane-generated waves, but violent storms produce surges of 15-20 feet above sea level causing significant erosion where the sand does not have a vegetative cover. An effective natural protective barrier to storm surges and hurricane waves would be a continuous vegetated dune line of 15 feet plus above mean sea level. Author
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