Clay ball field at Isla Blanca Park, South Padre Island, Texas. Apparently the Army Corps of Engineers has dredged all the sand out of the Brazos Santiago Pass.
#2 of South to North Sweep
#3 of South to North Sweep. Notice large amounts of silt and mud, not sand.
#4 of South to North Sweep. The beginning of the clay ball field.
#5 of south to North Sweep. Clay balls everywhere!
#6 of sweep. Clay balls and unfinished fill. Equipment has been pulled by contractor.
#7 of sweep. Large amounts of channel mud and silt. high clay content with little beach quality sand.
# 8 of sweep. Amount of affected area is approximately .2 miles.
View of clay balls and high clay content sand, mud and silt from bottom of the Brazos Santiago Pass.
More of the failed attempt at a beach dredge and fill at Isla Blanca Park
Wide angle of area of bad dredge and fill project at Isla Blanca!
Close-up of clay balls
Clay balls line the beach after a bad beach deredge and fill project.
Beginning of wide angle view of affected area moving south to north.
#2 of wide angle sweep of affected area
#3 of wide angle sweep of south to north sweep of affected area
Beginning of sweep from South to North of the affected area. Southern Boundary
Signs warning beach goers not to enter the area
The Contractor claims that the mess is not their's to clean up. When talking with them, they said it is now the Army Corps of Engineers job, not their's.
The Contractor is in the process of moving their equipment off the beach at Isla Blanca Park
4-5-11. Clay shef found 15-30 yards outside of previously know clay area
4-5-11. More of the clay shelf found outside of the known clay area.