Accession Number : ADA325459

Title :   Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Monitoring Program. 1996 Annual report (Base Year Through Fy1996).

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COASTAL STUDIES INST

Personal Author(s) : Penland, Shea ; Westphal, Karen A.

PDF Url : ADA325459

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 386

Abstract : The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District (USACE-NOD) maintains eleven major navigation channels in Louisiana that require regular maintenance dredging. More than 90 million cubic yards of sediment is dredged annually and the USACE-NOD coordinates with state and federal natural resource agencies to determine the most appropriate methods for the disposal of dredged material and where possible, to beneficially use this material to create or enhance wetlands and other habitats. The USACE-NOD has developed long-term disposal plans incorporating beneficial use for each of these navigation channels. The USACE-NOD working in cooperation with Louisiana State University (LSU) - Coastal Studies Institute, implemented a large-scale monitoring program in 1994 to quantify the amount of new habitat created and to improve dredge disposal placement techniques to maximize beneficial use. This monitoring program is known as the USACE-NOD/LSU Beneficial Use of dredged material Monitoring Program (BUMP).

Descriptors :   *MONITORING, *DREDGED MATERIALS, MAINTENANCE, COASTAL REGIONS, NATURAL RESOURCES, NAVIGATION, PLANNING, EMPLACEMENT, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, DISPOSAL, WETLANDS, HABITATS, SEDIMENTS, CHANNELS.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Water Pollution and Control
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE