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SWG-2018-00678 - Matagorda County - Gulf of Mexico - Matagorda County, Texas

Published Oct. 20, 2020
Expiration date: 11/20/2020

Full Public Notice          Project Plans

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The applicant proposes to construct five segmented offshore breakwaters and one angled terminal groin, and conduct beach nourishment activities at Sargent Beach on the Matagorda Peninsula for the purpose of reducing erosion and retaining sand along the beach.  The breakwaters are 440 feet long, spaced 660 feet apart, in 4-foot depth of water.  The angled terminal groin is approximately 1,945 feet long and extends to 8-foot depth of water.  The structures will fill 5.5 acres of the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Beach nourishment activities are proposed at locations north and south of Mitchell’s Cut Inlet.  The north beach nourishment area is 8,000 linear feet.  The south beach nourishment area is 3,250 linear feet.  Beach nourishment will follow construction of the breakwater and terminal groin structures; subsequent nourishment efforts will occur as needed based on project monitoring results.  Biological monitors will be onsite during nourishment activities and sand will not be placed on existing beach vegetation, dunes, or dune vegetation.  The applicant has identified seven sand source locations; five upland dredged material placement areas (DMPAs) and two nearshore, submerged sites.