Accession Number : ADA182387
Title : Clam Shell Dredging in Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas, Louisiana,
Corporate Author : RED RIVER BASIN COORDINATING COMMITTEE NEW ORLEANS LA
Personal Author(s) : Chew,Dennis L.
Report Date : APR 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 395
Abstract : Clam shells (Rangia) have been harvested from the lakes area since 1933 by means of hydraulic dredges. The shells are used primarily in construction activities, but have a variety of other uses as well. There has been considerable controversy over the environmental impacts of shell dredging. This DEIS has been prepared to assess these impacts. Numerous alternatives have been discussed and evaluated in the DEIS and two have been discussed in detail.
Descriptors : *CLAMS, *DREDGING, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, LAKES, LOUISIANA, ECONOMICS, NATURAL RESOURCES, WATER QUALITY, ENDANGERED SPECIES, WATER POLLUTION
Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE