Accession Number : ADA293518

Title :   Environmental Effects of Dredging. Interim Guidance for Predicting Quality of Effluent Discharged From Confined Dredged Material Disposal Areas--General.

Descriptive Note : Technical notes,

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

PDF Url : ADA293518

Report Date : JUN 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The following series of technical notes describe the functions necessary for predicting the quality of effluent discharged from confined dredged material disposal areas during disposal operations. The guidance was developed as a part of on-going research conducted under the Long-Term Effects of Dredging Operations (LEDO) Program. Procedures for such predictions are being refined and verified under LEDO through comparative evaluations of predictions and field measurement of effluent water quality. Confined dredged material disposal has increased because of constraints on open-water disposal. The quality of water discharged from confined disposal areas (effluent) is a major environmental concern associated with such disposal. A schematic of a typical active confined disposal area is illustrated. Dredged material placed in a disposal area undergoes sedimentation that results in a thickened deposit of material overlaid by clarified water (supernatant), which is discharged as effluent from the site during disposal operations. The concentrations of suspended solids in the effluent can be determined by column settling tests. Pg1. JMD

Descriptors :   *CONCENTRATION(COMPOSITION), *CONTAMINATION, *WATER QUALITY, *DREDGED MATERIALS, *DREDGING, MEASUREMENT, THICKNESS, WATER, MATERIALS, SOLIDS, LONG RANGE(TIME), ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, DEPOSITS, QUALITY, CONFINEMENT(GENERAL), DISPOSAL, EFFLUENTS, SEDIMENTATION, SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS, OPEN WATER, DISPERSIONS, CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE