Tidal Marsh Creation and Restoration

Clear Lake TX

Tidal Marsh Design/Living Shoreline Design/Bathymetric Surveys

The Galveston Bay system has lost over 35,000 acres (20%) of its wetlands and marshes over the past fifty years due to subsidence, erosion, urbanization and hydrologic changes. HGD worked with the Galveston Bay Foundation to restore 600 linear feet of living shoreline and tidal marsh to Mud Lake in the Houston metro area. The breakwater/marsh creation design recreated natural tidal processes and valuable fish and bird habitats at the site while also providing increased erosion protection and wave attenuation for neighboring properties.

Client: Galveston Bay Foundation