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Coastal Erosion

The average erosion rate for the 367 miles of Texas coast is 4.1 feet per year.

Sixty-four percent of the Texas coast is eroding at an average rate of about 6 feet per year, with some locations losing more than 30 feet per year. FEMA estimates that every dollar spent on erosion control and mitigation to preserve wetlands and other natural ecosystems, will provide a return on average of four dollars in cost-savings for the future.

When the Texas Coast Erodes

 Fighting Erosion - As steward of the Texas coast, the Texas General Land Office is leading the fight against coastal erosion by: