Establishment of Vegetation for Shoreline Stabilization in Galveston Bay.
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF RANGE SCIENCE
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The objective of the study was to determine which resident species of plants adapted to saline conditions can be used to control shore erosion in bays or estuaries. Water salinity and soil physical and chemical characteristics were determined at the experimental planting sites at East Bay near Galveston, Texas. The soil was loam or clay-loam texture and was structurally unstable and subject to wave erosion. Soil salinity varied from 2,500 to more than 12,000 parts per million and water salinity from below 2,500 to 18,000 parts per million. Twelve plant species were selected for evaluation of their ability to stabilize the shoreline.
- Soil Mechanics
- Civil Engineering