What is the barrier island in Texas?
* Galveston Island * Padre Island * Brazos Island * Matagorda Island * Mustang Island * San Jose Island
B. E. Dahl has written: 'Monitoring of foredunes on Padre Island, Texas' -- subject(s): Sand dunes, Beach erosion, Barrier islands 'Monitoring of foredunes on Padre Island, Texas' -- subject(s): Sand dunes, Beach erosion 'Construction and stabilization of coastal foredunes with vegetation, Padre Island, Texas' -- subject(s): Shore protection, Grasses, Barrier islands, Sand dunes
A barrier island has several effects to the shoreline of the mainland. First of all, the barrier island can act as a way to soften the strong waves that could possibly cause sever damage to the mainland shoreline in the absence of a barrier island. Also, a barrier island also can act as a harbor in protecting the marine vessels that are docked at ports on the mainland.
A barrier island is a poor place for a house simply because there is nothing else between it and the power of the ocean. This includes wind, waves, and flooding. A barrier island is called a "barrier island" simply because it acts as a barrier to the mainland behind it, as in the case of Assoteague being a barrier to Chincoteague in Virginia and the Outer Banks islands in North Carolina protecting the natural coastline.
South Padre Island is part of a large barrier island. The barrier extends south from Corpus Christi Bay to Brazos Santiago Pass and is separated from the mainland by Laguna Madre. It is 110 mi long and up to 3 mi wide. Consisting largely of sand dunes with sparse vegetation, the entire Padre Island barrier, including South Padre Island, is a popular resort, with excellent fishing and abundant bird life. Until 1964, South Padre Island…