West Bay Bird Island Restoration

West Galveston Bay, Texas

West Bay Bird Island
West Bay Bird Island Modeling Grid

West Bay Bird Island Modeling Grid

Coast & Harbor Engineering performed coastal engineering analysis, design, permitting, and construction oversight services for the Texas General Land Office (GLO) as part of a habitat restoration project by designing a marsh habitat on emergent wetland and bird habitat within the San Luis Pass flood shoal. The innovative solution prevented and possibly reversed island erosion by implementing a dredged relief channel to reduce flow velocities along the island, and marsh and upland creation with the dredged material. Approximately 63 acres of marsh and 12 acres of rookery habitat were created.

Project Contact: Hugo Bermudez, PE, (512) 342-9516 or hugo@coastharboreng.com.