Monitoring and analysis of sediment transport at Packery Channel supports the City of Corpus Christi in the research-based management of this inlet system. The monitoring program, which began in anticipation of construction in 2003, includes the measurement of water current velocity in Packery Channel and the GIWW, channel and nearshore bathymetry, wetland and beach topography, and shoreline position. This comprehensive data set describes seasonal change in morphology and features such as sand bars, shoals, and scour in the channel, nearshore, beach, and wetland. Trends in sediment transport are interpreted from analysis of seasonal feature change and the sand volume contained in channel shoals is calculated to assist with dredge-cycle evaluation and planning. The channel volume has been tracked since the channel was opened during Hurricane Emily (2005) through 2011. Although the inlet has remained open since 2005, there have been sections of the channel where shoaling has temporarily peaked resulting in depth-limited navigation. Understanding the seasonality of inlet shoaling has provided guidance that led to the extension of the anticipated dredge cycle from 1-3 years (original prediction) to 6 years. Dredging of the channel began during October 2011 with the purpose of reducing progressive shoaling in the Entrance Channel but also to supply much needed sand for the nourishment the beach fronting the North Padre Island Seawall, a historically narrow section of beach. A post-dredging survey planned for March 2012 will serve as a baseline for future research.