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Title: Ship Navigation Simulation Study, Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels, Texas. Report 3, Galveston Ship Channel and Houston-Galveston entrance channels
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Galveston District
Webb, Dennis W.
Keywords: Deep-draft navigation
Galveston (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
Navigation channels
Ship-ship interaction
Ship simulation
Inland navigation
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; HL-94-3 rept.3.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The Houston/Galveston 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-Intracoastal 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.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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