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Houston and Various Bays Along the Texas Coast, USA

28.5N 96.3W

January 8th, 2011 Category: Sediments

USA - December 26th, 2010

Various bays, green and tan due to sediments, can be observed along the Gulf of Mexico coast of Texas, USA. The city of Houston appears as a greyish area in the upper right quadrant.

Near Houston is Trinity Bay, the northeast portion of Galveston Bay, bordered by Chambers and Harris counties in Texas, United States. The bay, approximately 20 mi long, heads at the mouth of the Trinity River. Trinity Bay is separated from the main part of Galveston Bay by the San Jacinto River, part of the Houston Ship Channel.

Of the bays further southwest along the coast, the largest is Matagorda Bay, lying in Calhoun and Matagorda counties. It is separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Matagorda Peninsula and serves as the mouth of numerous streams, most notably the Lavaca and Colorado Rivers.

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