Issues and information needs
McFarlane, R.W., T.J. Bright, B.W. Cain, M. Hightower, J.J. Kendall, J.W. Kolb, A.J. Mueller, P.F. Sheridan, C.B. Smith, E.G. Wermund, and T.E. Whitledge
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Several topics concerning the management and maintenance of Galveston Bay are discussed in this chapter. Data collection for each of these topics is completed by several various agencies. The interpretation of the results and the remaining information needs from this data are also discussed after each topic. The topics discussed include: water quality, freshwater inflow, navigation channels, loss of shoreline uplands and wetlands, energy production in Galveston Bay, comprehensive assessment of cumulative impacts, and ecosystem interactions.