Grab your towels: Sand to beach at Galveston seawallGrab your towels: Sand to beach at Galveston seawallhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=162072017-04-07T05:00:00Z2017-04-07T22:35:00Z
​​​​GALVESTON – The last grain of fresh sand was pumped onto a stretch of beach in front of the Galveston seawall March 27, completing a project that added more than 1 million cubic yards of sand along 3.5 miles of badly eroded beach.

The $19.5 million effort to pump sand some seven miles from a sand bar in the Houston Ship Channel in now on the new beach near 61st St., said Reuben Trevino, operations manager for the Galveston Park Board.

Beachgoers will see the formerly narrow strip of beach extended to about 300 feet from the seawall.  

The beach is designed to gradually erode and form a slope until the beach stabilizes at about 150 feet, Trevino said. The process should take about two weeks.

To begin the project, the contractor laid more than four miles of pipe from a sand deposit known as Big Reef, putting much of it offshore to avoid beach fronting private property east of the seawall.

​The new beach would help act as a barrier from storm surges and boost the Galveston economy by keeping the beach a prime tourist attraction.
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
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