Accession Number : AD0780753

Title :   Practices and Problems in the Confinement of Dredged Material in Corps of Engineers Projects.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 72-Aug 73,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Murphy,William L. ; Zeigler,Timothy W.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 196

Abstract : Confined dredged material disposal problems and practices were discussed with representatives of 17 Corps of Engineers (CE) District offices to obtain a data base for subsequent related research efforts and to disseminate the data to CE Districts and others. This report discusses only those disposal operations in which the dredged material is deposited within an area confined by natural or man-made barriers. The containment barrier may be an embankment or an open pit that will retain solids and pollutants and allow escape of less turbid and polluted water. The study dealt primarily with existing disposal sites for which pertinent data were available. In the past, little attention has been paid to the disposal of dredged material other than attempts to keep it out of the channel from which it was dredged. This practice is changing with the advent of concerted efforts by various agencies to define and control adverse effects of man's activities on the environment.

Descriptors :   *Solid wastes, Waste disposal, Civil engineering, Sediments

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE