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Indian Point Shoreline Erosion Protection

Implementing Organization

State of Texas

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$2,199,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

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.

Contact

Kelly Brooks
(512) 463-2198
kelly.brooks@glo.texas.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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