Accession Number : ADA292677

Title :   Environmental Effects of Dredging: Wetlands Created for Dredged Material Stabilization and Wildlife Habitat in Moderate to High Wave-Energy Environments.

Descriptive Note : Technical notes,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Allen, Hollis H. ; Shirley, Samuel O.

PDF Url : ADA292677

Report Date : MAY 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This note describes successful techniques for developing marsh on dredged material in moderate to high wave-energy environments defined below for habitat creation and substrate stabilization. Marsh creation is often much more economical and practical for dredged material stabilization than the more conventional riprap or revetment methods. Additionally, marsh development on dredged material often offers the advantage of creating wildlife and fisheries habitat, making dredged material disposal more acceptable to environmenta1 regulatory agencies and concerned citizens.

Descriptors :   *WETLANDS, *HABITATS, *WILDLIFE, *DREDGING, STABILIZATION, SUBSTRATES, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, DISPOSAL, FISHERIES, DREDGED MATERIALS, RIPRAP.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Civil Engineering
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE