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Title: Shoreline erosion study, Pleasure Island, Texas
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Galveston District.
Mason, Curtis, 1940-
Grogg, William E.
Wheeler, Stephen C.
Keywords: Beach erosion
Coastal morphology
Pleasure Island
Shore protection
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CERC-83-8.
Description: Miscellaneous paper
Abstract: This report summarizes the results of a study of processes affecting Pleasure Island, Texas, an 18-mile-long island separating Sabine Lake from the Sabine-Neches Waterway at Port Arthur, Texas. Wave, current, and meteorological data collected during the summer of 1982 and the winter of 1982-83 were analyzed to assess the relative contributions of man-made and natural processes contributing to Pleasure Island shoreline erosion. A summary of processes affecting erosion is presented, as are wave height distribution tables. Ship wakes were found to be the primary long-term cause of the continuing erosion of unstable bank material, although extreme natural events may also play a role.
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