Repairs nearly done on Port Aransas rock shoreline

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Associated Press

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 4:02 PM

PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) — Crews are using 700-pound rocks to protect a South Texas nature preserve as part of a $1 million anti-erosion project.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (http://bit.ly/1islQI9 ) reported Monday that repairs are nearly complete on a rock shoreline for the Port Aransas (uh-RAN'-suhs) Nature Preserve.

Helen Young with the Texas General Land Office says the project will restore about 2,000 linear feet of limestone blocks that were damaged or sank in 2008 after Hurricane Ike. Young says tidal surges and heavy ship channel traffic cause erosion to the nature preserve shoreline.

Construction began in early October. Project manager Dennis Rocha says a final inspection could come next week.

Port Aransas has pledged about $120,000 for the project, with the rest of the funding from state and federal sources.

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Online:

http://www.cityofportaransas.org/Nature_Preserve.cfm

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Information from: Corpus Christi Caller-Times, http://www.caller.com

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