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50,000 sq. miles, LA to Mexico, 100 miles inland 400 miles of coastline $200 Million Program.

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3 50,000 sq. miles, LA to Mexico, 100 miles inland 400 miles of coastline $200 Million Program

4 Texas ranks 2nd among all states in waterborne traffic! Major Deep Water Ports Total of 28 Ports and Miles of Channels 385 Million Tons of Commerce per year 40 Million Cu. Yds. O&M Dredging annually

5 Corpus Christi Ship Channel

6 Corpus Christi Ship Channel Existing 45 Foot Channel Main channel -45 feet MLT Entrance channel -47 feet MLT Channel width 400 feet La Quinta Channel -45 feet Inner Harbor -45 feet and 300 to 400 feet wide

7 Corpus Christi Ship Channel Entrance Channel from Gulf

8 Corpus Christi Ship Channel Inner Harbor Approach

9 Corpus Christi Ship Channel Inner Harbor

10 Strategic Port for Military Deployment

11 Trojan Horse drilling platform sets sail to Gulf

12 CHALLENGES Deeper is better Wider is better Sensitive Environment Beneficial Use Sites Pipeline Crossings Tankers vs. Barges Wind Generated Waves Disaster at Corpus Christi

13 Corpus Christi Ship Channel Channel Improvement Deepen main channel to -52 feet MLT Deepen entrance channel to -54 feet MLT Widen from 400 to 530 feet across bay Addition of 12 foot barge lanes, each side Extend La Quinta Channel 1.4 miles at depth of -39 feet MLT

14 Corpus Christi Ship Channel Design Challenges Entrance Channel Lengthened 1.9 miles Widen Bay Channel to 530 Feet (ERDC) Salinity Modeling & Circulation (TWDB) Sensitive Environment (RACT) Where Do You Put the Dredge Material? Who Put That Pipeline There? Who Has the Right of Way? National Wind Surfing Championship

15 Pelican Island

16 La Quinta Channel Beneficial Use Site

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