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Matagorda Artificial Reef Project

Implementing Organization

State of Texas


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Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category

Recreational Use

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Recreational Resources

Project Description

This project created a new artificial reef site (Outer Continental Shelf Block Brazos BA-439) within Texas State waters in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 10 miles offshore of Matagorda County, Texas. The artificial reef was created within a 160-acre permitted area, through deployment of predesigned concrete pyramids onto sandy substrate at a water depth of 60 feet. This project has successfully enhanced recreational fishing and diving opportunities.


Angela Schrift
(512) 389-8755
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