Will deepening the Ship channel amplify storm surge? How will you protect storage tanks on Harbor Island from storm impacts?

The current working concept for the Harbor Island terminal includes only minimal tankage; most storage will be located in Aransas Pass or at other locations further landward. Any infrastructure built on Harbor Island will be designed on the basis of conservative storm surge and sea level rise scenarios. In addition, the Port has engaged Dr. Jim Gibeaut at TAMUCC’s Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies to conduct additional storm surge modeling; once available, the results of this work will be posted on this website.

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