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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District

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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District
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Uploaded by Kathryn Buskirk on 30 Nov 2017 in Woodway

The brown boulder structure in the foreground, extending from this Galveston beach into the ocean, is called a groyne (aka jetty), which protects against beach erosion, storm surges, protects marine ecosystems, and facilitates recreational opportunities such as the amusement park in the background. The USACE helps build, maintain and manage projects and structures all along the 367-mile Texas coast, such as jetties and the Galveston Seawall, upon which I was standing when I took this photo.

Tagged: beach coast texas galveston jetty amusement recreation usace

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