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SWG-2012-00196 The Dow Chemical Company Brazoria County

Published July 10, 2012
Expiration date: 8/9/2012

Full Public Notice

Project Plans

The applicant is proposing to install a saltwater barrier consisting of a low sand berm (12,000 cubic yards) across the Brazos River channel, armored with gravel (1,000 cubic yards) to protect against immediate erosion. The sand and gravel would be stockpiled in adjacent upland areas. The berm would be installed approximately 3.2 feet below the elevation of the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM-elevation +2.7), at a depth of -0.5 feet, to allow fish passage and navigation by small craft. Approximately 1.5 acres of the Brazos River would be temporarily impacted by the proposed work. It is anticipated that the berm would be temporary; installed as needed, during threats of saltwater intrusion, and naturally removed/dissipated by storm action. If the berm is not washed away within 1 year, the material will be mechanically removed and the river bed restored to grade. Buoys indicating the placement of a barrier and signs will be placed along the Brazos River to alert boaters; warning them to slow down and raise motors, if necessary. The applicant is proposing the temporary saltwater barrier to protect Dow’s Freeport operation freshwater intake