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South Padre Island Offshore Sand Source Study Phase 2

Summary

Three potential submerged sand resources were investigated to determine the volumes and quality of materials that can be used to nourish South Padre Island beaches. Geophysical and geotechnical investigations were conducted and a report prepared. The project identified one feasible offshore sand source location and minor supplemental sand sources associated with the navigation channel. The next steps are the preparation and submission to the USACE of a permit application for the sand source, and preparation of a preliminary design for a large-scale beach nourishment project.

Basics

Cameron

N/A

City of South Padre Island

$600,000

Classification

CEPRA

Planning, Study, Data Collection

Study



Funding Sources

Source 1

Completed

1353

Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA)

Primary

State

$300,000

05

2010

Source 2

Completed

N/A

City of South Padre Island

Primary

Federal

$300,000

05

2010


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Contacts

General Land Office
Coastal Resources
800.998.4456
512.475.0773