Accession Number:

ADA285705

Title:

Ship Navigation Simulation Study, Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels, Texas. Report 3. Galveston Ship Channel and Houston-Galveston Entrance Channels

Descriptive Note:

Technical Rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

272.0

Abstract:

The HoustonGalveston Navigation Channels are located along the Gulf of Mexico Coast in eastern Texas. These channels include the Entrance Channels, the Bar Channels Bolivar Roads Area, Galveston Ship Channel, Texas City Channel, the Gulf Intercostal Waterway GIWW, and the Houston Ship Channel HSC, which branches off the Bolivar Roads Channel, traverses Galveston Bay, and ends in Houston. The existing Entrance Channels are 42 ft deep and 800 ft wide. Phase I and Phase II of a proposed improvement project will deepen them to 47 ft and 52 ft, respectively. The Phase I and II Entrance Channels will be extended into the Gulf of Mexico to naturally deep water. The Galveston Ship Channel is presently 40 ft deep and 1,100 ft wide. Phases I and II of the proposed improvements will deepen the channel to 45 and 50 ft, respectively, while decreasing the width to 450 and 550 ft, respectively. The U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station conducted a navigation study to evaluate the effects of the proposed improvements on navigation. This study was conducted at WES using a real-time ship simulator. Deep-draft navigation, Ship simulation

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE