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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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Huffman, the Texas regional director of The Nature Conservancy, said her organization has deep experience with these types of construction projects, pointing to a previous reef restoration at Half Moon Reef in Matagorda Bay.
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Jones said, Maintenance dredging of the GIWW between Freeport Harbor and Matagorda Bay, Texas, will remove approximately 2.75 million cubic yards of material, which will be placed at various placement areas along the waterway.
Study system and field sampling.--The field study was conducted at Mad Island Marsh Preserve (MIM), a small polyhaline estuary that drains into the eastern portion of Matagorda Bay, Texas, located on the northwestern coast of the Gulf of Mexico (Fig.
The lack of seagrasses over much of the northwestern Gulf, due largely to low average salinities and high turbidity (Handley, 1995), accounts for the lack of scallop records north of Matagorda Bay, Texas.
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Abbreviation Location for location Pass presence Inshore sites Sabine Lake SL Yes Galveston Bay GB Yes East Matagorda Bay EMB No Matagorda Bay MB Yes San Antonio Bay SAB No Aransas Bay AB Yes Corpus Christi Bay CCB Yes Upper Laguna Madre ULM No Lower Laguna Madre LLM Yes Offshore sites Gulf station A Gulf A Yes Gulf station B Gulf B Yes Gulf station C Gulf C Yes Gulf station D Gulf D Yes Gulf station E Gulf E Yes Sample size Sample size Location (no.
These funds will be used for previously identified low-risk, exploitation opportunities, which primarily include drilling the Matagorda Bay State Track 127-1 well in Calhoun County, recompleting two existing wells in the Big Foot area of Frio County, drilling four horizontal laterals from existing well bores in the Giddings Field, drilling a sidetrack re-entry in the Matagorda Bay State Track 150-1 well, and funding general corporate purposes.'
The hurricane centre and emergency officials warned that a Category 4 storm packing winds of at least 211 kph could cause a storm surge of 5.5 metres in Matagorda Bay, and between 1 to 2 meters in Galveston Bay.
By mid-winter only a hundred were left in the army; by spring, there were only a few dozen, spread out in small groups along the Texas coast from Galveston to Matagorda Bay.