Determining Recent Sedimentation Rates of the Nueces River System, Texas

dc.creatorWhite, William Allen, 1939-
dc.creatorMorton, Robert A.
dc.date.accessioned2024-05-10T18:51:50Z
dc.date.available2024-05-10T18:51:50Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.description.abstractReplacement of wetlands by water and barren flats in the lower alluvial valley and delta of the Nueces River suggests that relative sea-level rise and reductions in sediment supply have rendered the Nueces fluvial-deltaic system incapable of maintaining sufficient elevation to prevent its submergence. The Nueces River system has in the past transported a significant load of suspended sediment (Longley, 1992a), but the construction of upstream dams and reservoirs has greatly reduced the volume of sediment reaching deltaic marshes and other wetland habitats. Still, losses in deltaic environments along the Nueces River have been smaller than in other deltas of the Texas coast (White and Calnan, 1991), so there remains a potential for the Nueces River to deliver enough sediment to offset subsidence and submergence.
dc.description.departmentBureau of Economic Geology
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/125103
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.26153/tsw/51695
dc.relation.ispartofContract Reports
dc.rights.restrictionOpen
dc.subjectsedimentation
dc.subjectNueces River
dc.subjectTexas
dc.titleDetermining Recent Sedimentation Rates of the Nueces River System, Texas
dc.typeOther

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