Accession Number : ADA292996

Title :   Environmental Effects of Dredging. Managing Dredged Material Via Thin-Layer Disposal in Coastal Marshes.

Descriptive Note : Technical notes,

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

Personal Author(s) : Wilber, Pace

PDF Url : ADA292996

Report Date : JUL 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This technical note describes how dredged material can be successfully managed in an environmentally sound manner in marshes by placing it in layers of 5 to 15 cm. (Unless otherwise indicated, all layer thicknesses indicated in this report refer to material that has undergone post disposal consolidation.) Environmental studies of this process and of the regulatory history of thin-layer disposal in marshes are summarized. General planning and monitoring considerations are described, including descriptions of the types of equipment used to place dredged material in thin layers in marshes. (MM)

Descriptors :   *WASTE DISPOSAL, *WETLANDS, *DREDGING, *SWAMPS, COASTAL REGIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, HISTORY, WASTE MANAGEMENT, VEGETATION, HABITATS, NORTH CAROLINA, DREDGED MATERIALS, SEDIMENTS, CHANNELS(WATERWAYS), LOUISIANA.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Civil Engineering
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE