Accession Number : ADA116301

Title :   1980 Report to Congress on Administration of Ocean Dumping Activities.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 5,

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS FORT BELVOIR VA WATER RESOURCES SUPPORT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Letzkus,Donald

PDF Url : ADA116301

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : During CY 1980, 45.7 million cubic yards (m.c.y.) of dredged material were discharged into open ocean waters. This represents a decrease of 27.1 m.c.y. from the 1979 yardage. Most of the decrease (21.3 m.c.y.) occurred in the New Orleans District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and was due primarily to the fact that there was much less sediment to be dredged from the Mississippi River below New Orleans this year. Also, the Atchafalaya River, Louisiana project which had 6.3 m.c.y. of material removed in 1979, was not dredged in 1980. Other significant decreases in ocean disposal of dredged material from 1979 to 1980 occurred at the Mud Dump Site, where dredged material from New York Harbor is disposed, and at the mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon and Washington.

Descriptors :   *Waste disposal, Dredged materials, Oceans, Sites

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE