Accession Number:

AD0733938

Title:

The Use of Grasses for Dune Stabilization Along the Gulf Coast with Initial Emphasis on the Texas Coast.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1969-1970,

Corporate Author:

GULF UNIVERSITIES RESEARCH CONSORTIUM GALVESTON TEX

Report Date:

1970-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

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. The combined detrimental effect of overgrazing, mans destructive force, fire, and storm surges have denuded large expanses. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE