The Texas Gulf Coast
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From Port Arthur to South Padre Island the sweep of the Texas 367-mile coastline contains varied ecosystems, resorts and industrialized port areas that host a national economic powerhouse.
The Texas coast has 1,000 miles of channel with 16 major deep draft ports along the Texas coast that generate over $9 billion in federal tax revenue handling 500 million tons of cargo annually.
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) manage projects along the Texas coastline to protect these valuable resources, which fuel commerce and power our nation.
These projects include:
- Barrier island shoreline stabilization
- Beneficial use
- Coastal habitat protection and restoration
- Hurricane and storm protection
- Oyster reef restoration
- Regional Sedimentation Management Plan
- Sabine Pass to Galveston
- Sea grass protection
- Securing freshwater inflows
- Shoreline erosion
- Storm surge
- Texas Coastal Study
- Texas ports
- Petroleum and chemical Commerce
- Texas water supply
- Threatened and endangered species
- Wetlands and coastal ecosystems