Mid-Upper Texas Coast Artificial Reef

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Project Location: Texas

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Year Awarded: 2014

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Corals / Coral Reefs Human and / or Recreational Use

Project Description

This project (Ship Reef Project) will create a new artificial reef site (Outer Continental Shelf Block High Island HI-A-424) in deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, about 67 miles south-southeast of Galveston, Texas. A ship free of hazardous materials and at least 200 feet long will be sunk in waters approximately 135 feet deep within the 80-acre permitted reef site. The project will enhance recreational fishing and diving opportunities. This Early Restoration project proposal would fund a portion of the costs to implement This project. Additional funds from donations to the TPWD Texas Artificial Reef Program will be used to complete the project. If the Ship Reef Project becomes technically infeasible (e.g. an appropriate ship cannot be acquired with available funding) the Mid/Upper Texas Coast Alternate Artificial Reef Project (Corpus Artificial Reef Project) would be implemented.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 341
Project Name: Mid-Upper Texas Coast Artificial Reef
SourceUID: 37
Latitude: 28.44400304
Longitude: -94.28503333
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Unknown
Project Category: Recreational Use
Project Action: Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Corals / Coral Reefs
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Recreational Use
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Angela Schrift
Point of Contact – Phone: angela.schrift@tpwd.texas.gov
Point of Contact – Email: 512-389-8755
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/project?id=37
Project Comments: For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and status of projects, see http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/.
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 1919765
DWH Funder: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
DWH Funder Type: Joint
DWH Funding Program: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 1919765
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Award Year: 2014
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0