The Majestic Brown Waters of Galveston Bay

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Galveston Bay is fed by both the Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers as well as many other small creeks and estuaries. The record rainfall and flooding across Texas has sent tons of sediment and debris right into Galveston Bay.

Being only 9′ deep (except for the Houston Ship Channel), our water is always a sort of greenish brown, but this weekend it was just outright disgusting. Everyone wanted to be on the water to enjoy the break in the rain, but it was like sailing in a mud puddle.

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I’ve never seen the water this brown. It was pretty depressing.

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I definitely did not see anybody swimming.

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I really hope that as the flood waters subside the bay clears up … at least back to its normal level of brown.

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