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Groups’ new study disputes need to close Rollover Pass - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

August 20, 2014

Groups’ new study disputes need to close Rollover Pass

Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014 12:00 am

BOLIVAR PENINSULA — Opponents of the plan to close Rollover Pass argue the Texas General Land Office is overestimating the yearly dredging costs that come from keeping the man-made cut that runs through the Gilchrist community open. 

In a study commissioned by the Gilchrist Community Association and the Gulf Coast Rod, Reel and Gun Club, Larry Dunbar, a water resources and environmental engineer in Sugar Land, stated the $1 million extra the land office claims it costs to dredge the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway because of the pass is too high. The dredging costs are likely $40,000 to $60,000, Dunbar stated in his study. 

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