Texas embarks on plan to repair Galveston Seawall

01/19/2009 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Texas will spend at least $10 million to repair the Galveston Seawall, which suffered extensive damage when Hurricane Ike struck the city in September. The storm exposed the seawall's wooden pilings and washed away most of the sand that protected its base. A beach restoration project, which will also cost about $10 million, will include dumping more than 400,000 cubic yards of sand along the seawall to create a 70-foot beach.

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