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Sweetwater Property, Galveston Island

Description

Over 1,000 feet of reef domes have been placed along the Sweetwater Property shoreline on Galveston Island in Texas. Severe erosion from wave energy had threatened the critical salt marsh habitat along the shore. By deploying the domes, sediment accretion was encouraged while the resulting oyster recruitment improve water quality and clarity.

Funding

The funding agencies and partners for this project include NOAA and the Galveston Bay Foundation. 

Contact

  • NOAA Content Manager
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Location