Galveston GIWW Dredging West Bay

Project Sheet

Location: Galveston and Brazoria Counties, Galveston, TX, US

Year: 2012 (ongoing)

Project Type(s): Marsh restoration / Historical dredged material placement

Project Description: Since the 1950’s, Galveston Bay has lost over 90% of its saltgrasses, an important and rare habitat in the bay. Two permitted placement areas were used for thin layer placement of maintenance dredged material to promote marsh restoration of intertidal habitat fringe marsh. The material was placed hydraulically in an unconfined placement area (mound building). The site will be monitored pre- and post-construction for seagrass and thin layer thickness.