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Matagorda Bay

(mătəgôr`də), inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, c.50 mi (80 km) long and from 3 to 12 mi (4.8–19 km) wide, SE Tex., protected by a long sandspit, Matagorda Peninsula. It receives the Colorado River and is crossed by the Intracoastal Waterway. Matagorda Island is a sandbar farther south at the entrance of San Antonio Bay. On the shore of Matagorda Bay is the site of the former town of Matagorda, which was settled in 1825 and served as a port for Stephen F. AustinAustin, Stephen Fuller,
1793–1836, American leader of colonization in Texas, known as the Father of Texas, b. Wythe co., Va.; son of Moses Austin. He grew up in Missouri, studied at Transylvania Univ.
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's colony. Matagorda is known principally for fishing and oyster gathering. The area is often struck by hurricanes.
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For example, the percent coverage of subtidal oyster reefs in Lavaca Bay, Texas (the focus area for this study), has decreased by approximately 60% since 1913 (Simons et al.
Figure 4e shows a scattergram of the open periods in Lavaca Bay station 00006 during our study.
The Lavaca Bay LNG project will be located in Port Lavaca, situated between Galveston and Corpus Christi on the Texas Gulf Coast, and will be designed to export LNG to markets worldwide by 2017.
Alcoa, acknowledging responsibility to the surrounding Lavaca Bay neighbors, entered into a cooperative agreement to restore losses to wildlife populations, groundwater, and surface water resulting from the releases of contaminants.
-- Time series of salinity recoveries are illustrated for Nueces Bay in Figure 5, for San Antonio Bay in Figure 6, for Lavaca Bay in Figure 7, and for Trinity Bay in Figure 8.
The Alcoa plant, whose refining of bauxite into aluminum continues to result in other chemicals entering Lavaca Bay, signed an agreement with Wilson in March 1996 to install equipment designed to achieve zero discharge.
Then, in 1986, when the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act became law as part of the Superfund package, requiring industries to disclose their discharges of more than 300 different toxic chemicals, one of the plants on Lavaca Bay proved to be among the worst polluters in the nation - the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) plant in Point Comfort.
Department of Energy has granted Excelerate Energy a long-term, multi-contract authorization to export LNG to free trade agreement nations from its Lavaca Bay LNG project, currently under development.
Sources report that Excelerate Energy, which has developed LNG export project at the port in Lavaca Bay on the Texas Gulf Coast in Calhoun County, has received approval to export liquefied natural gas to free trade agreement nations by the United States Department of Energy.
We then quantified the density and community assemblage of nekton and benthic crustaceans on deep subtidal oyster reefs in Lavaca Bay, TX, and compared it with densities found in nearby marsh edge, submerged aquatic vegetation, and nonvegetated bottom habitats.
The effect of freshwater inflow on macrobenthos in the Lavaca River delta and upper Lavaca Bay, Texas.
The Lavaca Bay LNG project will be located in Port Lavaca, situated between Galveston and Corpus Christi, and will be designed to export LNG to markets worldwide by 2017.