Governor's Supplemental Nomination of Galveston Bay as an estuary of national significance
Texas Water Commission
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The focus of the proposed study is primarily on the four-county area surrounding the Galveston Bay system. Issues including wastewater effluent loading and freshwater inflow are considered for a larger area in the Galveston Bay watershed. One goal of the management conference is to prevent man-induced wetland loss and control shoreline erosion in the four-county area. However, the development or acquisition of land use data is necessary in order to evaluate wetland loss, nonpoint source runoff, and other issues.