Accession Number : ADA297812

Title :   Preliminary Feasibility Study: Transport and Distribution of Dredged Materials by Hovercraft for Wetland Nourishment and Restoration.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Olin, Trudy J. ; Palermo, Michael R. ; Gibson, Anthony C.

PDF Url : ADA297812

Report Date : JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : A variety of mechanisms have resulted in the loss of coastal wetlands. Thin-layer disposal of dredged material has been proposed to maintain and restore wetland areas. Transport of this material into wetlands areas is problematic due to the sensitivity of the wetland environment. Hovercraft transport and distribution of dredged material has been proposed as an environmentally acceptable alternative to conventional transport methods. The objective of this study was preliminary evaluation of technical and economic feasibility of the use of hovercraft for dredged material transport and distribution in wetlands. Comparison was made to conventional transport alternatives. (MM)

Descriptors :   *WETLANDS, *DREDGED MATERIALS, *DREDGING, *GROUND EFFECT MACHINES, COASTAL REGIONS, ECONOMICS, COSTS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, TRANSPORT, WASTE DISPOSAL, SOIL EROSION, SWAMPS, LOUISIANA.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Civil Engineering
      Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE