USGS - science for a changing world

St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center > National Assessment of Storm-Induced Coastal Change Hazards > Hurricane Harvey

National Assessment of Storm-Induced Coastal Change Hazards

Hurricane Harvey Response

Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey.

Hurricane Harvey impacted the Texas and Louisiana coasts from August 25-30, 2017. Preliminary observations from tide gauges along the coast indicate storm surge reached 1 to 2 meters above predicted tides. Offshore wave heights in excess of 7 meters were observed near Corpus Christi. These large waves contributed to an additional 1 to 3 meters of wave runup at the shoreline. The combined effects of surge and storm-induced wave runup created elevated total water levels at the shoreline, causing extensive erosion of the beach and dunes.

The USGS National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards storm team is responding to Hurricane Harvey with the following:

St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center > National Assessment of Storm-Induced Coastal Change Hazards > Hurricane Harvey

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo FirstGov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/harvey/index.php
Page Contact Information: Feedback
Page Last Modified: September 13, 2017 12:51 PM (JSG)