Identification of Alternatives to Reduce Shoaling in the Lower Matagorda Ship Channel, Texas
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS VICKSBURG United States
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The purpose of this U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE Regional Sediment Management Technical Note RSM-TN is to document the development of a regional sediment budget and to investigate design alternatives to reduce shoaling in the lower Matagorda Ship Channel MSC. This RSM-TN focuses on the MSC between channel Station 10000 and Station 60000 as well as the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway GIWW immediately adjacent to the MSC where the two waterways intersect Figure 1. Placement Areas PAs 6 through 10 are within the focus area. During the genesis of this study, researchers predicted that these PAs were contributing to the shoaling issue in the focus area. The goal of this study is to identify alternatives that will reduce shoaling in the focus area and increase intervals between required maintenance dredging.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology