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Mouth Photo May 14, 2020
Posted on May 16th, 2020
Photo Jason Allen 5-14-20
The mouth of the river shows additional sand deposits building up inside the mouth next to the large sand bar and more just outside the mouth as water from the San Bernard struggles to reach the Gulf.
Here's a refresher from two years ago (Mar 6, 2018) of the US Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's project description of what is planned to do to the mouth. "The applicant proposes to perform hydraulic dredging to restore and maintain the mouth of the San Bernard River. Approximately 400,000 cubic yards of material would be dredged within approximately 9,600 linear feet of the waterway to a depth of -10 Mean Low Tide. The channel bottom would be 100 feet in width. The total proposed dredging footprint is 28.51 acres. Suitable sand material would be discharged into the surf zone for down shore beach nourishment. Material not suitable for beach nourishment would be transported inland and properly disposed of at an upland site or approved landfill; the location of the upland disposal site is to be determined at a later date. The applicant also proposes future maintenance dredging in order to keep the mouth of the San Bernard River open to the Gulf of Mexico." Entire Public Notice.