FACTOID # 26: Delaware is the latchkey kid capital of America, with 71.8% of households having both parents in the labor force.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Galveston Bay

Galveston Bay is a large estuary located along Texas's coastline. The bay is formed from the confluence of the Trinity River and the San Jacinto River, combined with the incoming tides from the Gulf of Mexico. The bay covers approximately 600 square miles (1,500 km˛), and is 30 miles (50 km) long and 17 miles (27 km) wide. Galveston Bay is only 7-9 feet (3 m) deep. The bay drains through a channel between Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula.


The Houston Ship Channel, connecting Houston to the Gulf, passes through Galveston Bay. Galveston is the largest community on the bay, while smaller ones include Baytown, Texas City, and Anahuac. Three counties border the bay; Chambers County, Harris County, and Galveston County.


The bay provides nursery and spawning grounds for large amounts of marine life, and is important for both commercial and recreational fishing.


External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Galveston Bay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (315 words)
The bay is fed by the Trinity River and the San Jacinto River, numerous local bayous and incoming tides from the Gulf of Mexico.
Galveston Bay is on average 7-9 feet (3 m) deep.
The bay provides nursery and spawning grounds for large amounts of marine life, and is important for both commercial and recreational fishing.
Galveston: Weather and Much More from Answers.com (2851 words)
Galveston is the county seat of Galveston County located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area.
Galveston is accessible by a causeway linking Galveston Island to the mainland on the north end of the city, a toll bridge on the western end of the island, and by ferry boat service on the east end of the city.
In 1839, the City of Galveston adopted a charter and was incorporated by the Congress of the Republic of Texas.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m