Indian Point Shoreline Erosion Protection
State of Texas
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
The Indian Point Shoreline Erosion Protection project constructs approximately 2,800 linear-feet of segmented breakwaters to stabilize the Corpus Christi Bay shoreline at Indian Point Park in San Patricio and Nueces counties. The project continues previous efforts to protect critical seagrass, coastal marsh, lagoons, and associated upland habitats from wind and wave-driven erosion. In 2015, engineering, design, and permitting were completed for eight breakwaters. Due to funding deficiencies, only two of the breakwaters were constructed, leaving marsh and lagoon habitats susceptible to continued erosion and salt water intrusion. Project activities include obtaining authorizations required for construction, updating the engineering and design plans and proposal package based on current conditions, constructing the shoreline revetment structures, and conducting monitoring and adaptive management.