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Title: Texas City ship channel deepening study, hydrodynamic model
Authors: Lee, Lisa M.
Tate, Jennifer N. (Jennifer Noelle), 1978-
Berger, Rutherford C.
Keywords: Channel deepening
Houston Ship Channel
Hydrodynamic model
Texas City Ship Channel
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CHL TR ; 05-6.
Description: Technical report
The U.S. Army Engineer District, Galveston (SWG), is proposing to deepen the Texas City Ship Channel as well as add a turning basin and berthing area. The Texas City Ship Channel is approximately 6.75 miles long and extends from Bolivar Roads at the entrance of Galveston Bay from the Gulf of Mexico to the turning basin at Texas City. The Houston Ship Channel and the Texas City Ship Channel provide access to the deep-water ports along the bay. The study area includes the entire bay area and these deep-draft channels. The Texas City Ship Channel is currently 40 ft deep at mean low water (mlw) and 400 ft wide. The proposed depth is 45 ft and the width will remain the same. The added turning basin measures 700 ft across the top, with the berthing area 6,000 by 825 ft. A ship simulator study is being conducted to assess the impact of these modifications on the ability of shipping to use the port. This particular study is used to determine and provide maximum ebb and flood currents for the ship simulator study.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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