TX - Meeting to address Sargent Beach issues

The Texas General Land Office and Matagorda County along with Atkins North America are inviting the public to discuss coastal numerical modeling results and alternative alignments for proposed breakwaters associated with the Sargent Beach Breakwater and Beach Nourishment Project.

The Matagorda Peninsula and Sargent Beach, Texas, have experienced some of the highest rates of erosion along the Texas coast. Matagorda County works diligently with state agencies, federal partners, local governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other committed stakeholders to maximize resources to enhance and protect the Matagorda County coastline. In 2012, a two-part study was conducted by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in partnership with the Port of Bay City to identify structural methods to reduce beach erosion at Sargent Beach. Complex physical processes and the potential risk for adverse impacts led the Corps to recommend a project that can be adapted as needed. A set of 10 shore parallel, segmented breakwaters northeast of Mitchells Cut with beach fill behind the breakwaters was initially recommended.

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