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SWG-2023-00269 - Matagorda Bay Foundation - Matagorda, Tres Palacios, and Coon Island Bays - Matagorda County, Texas

USACE Galveston District
Published July 11, 2023
Expiration date: 8/10/2023

Public Notice         Project Plans

The applicant proposes to discharge a total of 85,626 cubic yards of fill material into approximately 30.4 acres of open water within Matagorda/ Tres Palacios/ Coon Island Bays below the mean high water (MHW) for the purposes of restoring a degraded oyster reef and installing shoreline protection near Oliver Point.

Specifically, the applicant proposes to discharge 37,390 cubic yards of armor stone and bedding stone within 7.2 acres to install 22 angled rows of oyster reef, each 300 feet long and spaced 120 feet apart.  In addition, the applicant will place 13,317 cubic yards of cultch between the oyster reef rows for additional surface area for spat accumulation and to prevent scour at toes of reef rows, within 16.5 acres.  The applicant will place approximately 34,919 cubic yards of armor and bedding stone within 6.7 acres for shoreline protection consisting of 25 breakwaters, each 250 feet long and spaced 25 feet apart.  Shoreline protection will be installed approximately 500 feet from the existing shoreline in open water.