Update: San Bernard River Mouth
Posted on Nov 26th, 2012
Photo Nick Fratila 11-19-12
Nov. 19, 2012. At low tide on this date, the mouth of the river is approximately 6 feet wide and a few inches deep. The one-mile-long stretch of the river, extending from the Intracoastal Waterway southward to the Gulf of Mexico, is not a Federal project for navigation purposes and is not maintained. It has been suggested that the weak discharge of the river is not sufficient to maintain a stable channel, so that the stability of the mouth depends almost soley on tidal flushing. However, it was dredged open in Feb. 2009 as a special project to relieve pressure of the current at the Brazos River Floodgates but due to lack of planning to maintain the opening by the original planners, it silted shut three years later.
Image Texas General Land Office
Dec. 1943 Image taken at 19,513 feet.
Satellite image US Geological Survey