CCGS Rio Granda Delta Field Trip


Tom Ewing will be leading a field trip to the Rio Grande Delta, February 11-12, 2017.

This is a two day trip, with bus transportation departing from Corpus Christi at 9 am on Saturday, Feb 11; returning Sunday around 6:30 pm on Sunday, Feb 12.

Sights visited include:

  •             The South Texas eolian sand sheet and Sal del Rey, an historic salt deposit
  •             Lagunas, esteros and distributary channels in the Holocene floodplain
  •             Clay dunes and the 'hilly delta'; erosion and accretion
  •             Transgressive shoreline at Boca Chica and South Padre
  •             Irrigation and drainage features, and preserved battlefields
  •             Thick Oligocene ash in the upper valley-side bluffs near Rio Grande City

This is the first time in over 50 years that this trip has been offered.

Cost: $300 which includes bus transportation, overnight accommodation (double occupancy), breakfast and lunch both days, guide book.  You cover dinner and personal items.  Please send check to CCGS – Rio Grande Field Trip; PO Box 1068 Corpus Christi, TX 78403. 

Please send me an email that you’re interested and have put a check in the mail.  Contact me if you need to use a credit card, but a check is preferred.

Deadline: Noon – Friday, January 27th.  We have to let the bus company know by then.

Dawn Bissell
Corpus Christi Geological Society
Field Trips
361-960-2151