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Coastal Surge Protection
Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, June 24, 2016

The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc., has released the Phase 3 Report for its Storm Surge Suppression Study, with a recommendation on an alternative for mitigating storm surge impacts along the Southeast Texas Coast. News Release

The report recommends a blend of Central Region Alternative No. 1, referred to as the coastal spine, based off the “Ike Dike”, and Central Region Alternative No. 2:

“The study team, in coordination with local elected officials, recommends Central Region Alternative No. 1 - The High Island to San Luis Pass Coastal Spine including the following elements from Central Region Alternative No. 2 : the navigation gate at Clear Lake and a modified Galveston ring levee, as the alternative that best supports surge protection in the Chambers, Galveston, and Harris counties region of the study area.” Report

The report states that the blend would be the most effective means to protect the area.

“The CR No. 1/CR No. 2 combination provides a region-wide reduction in storm surge that extends from the Gulf of Mexico to Houston, providing enhanced protection for communities located along the shoreline of Galveston Bay and industry located along the Houston Ship Channel,” said the report's summary.

For more information, visit the GCCPRD website - Click Here

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