An Analysis of Shoreline Erosion Along the Northern Coast of East Galveston Bay, Texas


  • S.L. Hall
  • W.R. Wilder
  • F.M Fisher


Erosion, Galveston Bay, Gulf coast, shoreline changes


Shoreline erosion was measured along a portion of East Galveston Bay, Texas over a period of five years. These short-term measurements were consistent with erosion estimates obtained from aerial photographs spanning almost 40 years. The erosional impact of a major hurricane (Alicia) was not as severe as expected. It appears that many factors are responsible for the current erosional trend in this area, both natural and man-induced. It is unlikely that this trend will be reversed due to the effects of compactional subsidence and rising sea level.

Author Biographies

S.L. Hall

W.R. Wilder

F.M Fisher