Galveston Bay Area: Land Barrier preliminary design

Erik van Berchum, P.A.L. de Vries, R.P.J. de Kort

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The Galveston Bay Area is under significant risk from hurricane induced flooding. Ever since Hurricane Ike caused billions of damage back in 2008, the option of closing off the Galveston Bay from the Gulf of Mexico was investigated. This report, commissioned by Texas A&M University in Galveston, explores the opportunities and options for the construction of a land barrier across Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula. 
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDelft University of Technology
Number of pages70
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2016


  • Land Barrier
  • Dike design
  • Texas
  • Houston
  • Galveston
  • Coastal Spine
  • Ike Dike

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