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Title: Habitat development field investigations, Bolivar Peninsula marsh and upland habitat development site, Galveston Bay, Texas. Appendix A, Baseline inventory of water quality, sediment quality, and hydrodynamics
Authors: Lunz, John D.
Clairain, Ellis J., Jr.
Simmers, John W.
Keywords: Wildlife habitat improvement--Texas--Bolivar Peninsula
Bolivar Peninsula (Tex.)
Salt marshes--Texas--Galveston Bay
Galveston Bay (Tex.)
Water quality
Marine sediments
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. D-78-15; Appendix A
Abstract: Water and sediment quality and hydrodynamics in Galveston Bay at Bolivar Peninsula, Texas, were inventoried in connection with a proposed experimental marsh and upland habitat development project using dredged material. Results of field studies at the site and a review of historical data considering various field parameters and nutrient, metal, insecticide, and herbicide concentrations in the water and sediments are presented; studies of tide and current conditions related to prevailing winds are described. The water and sediments were found to be free of levels of metals or organic pollutants likely to adversely influence the experimental habitat development. Nutrient concentrations were low and dissolved oxygen values high. The site was influenced by small short-period waves that scour the sediments on the site. Water stages were between 0.85 and -0.37 m (National. Geodetic Vertical Datum) 98 percent of the time and were strongly influenced by seasonal wind conditions. Winds from the northwest at 16 to 23 km/hr may lower the water stage as much as 0.30 m. Currents flowed in southwesterly and northeasterly directions with an average velocity of 21 cm/sec during usual tide and wind conditions.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report D-78-15; Appendix A
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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