Accession Number : ADP004753

Title :   Aspects of the DAMOS Monitoring Program in the New England Region,

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV

Personal Author(s) : Andreliunas,V. L.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A synopsis is given of an ocean monitoring program designed to assess the impact of disposal of dredged material. The program extends to sites which have differing physical characteristics, thus requiring some individualistic treatment. Important criteria in terms of equipment capabilities are cited, and measures utilized to monitor physical, biological, and chemical parameters are described. The use of sentinel organisms, especially Mytilus edulis, is an important component in the program design. The program, in its present state, has been employed for five years in the New England region.

Descriptors :   *DREDGED MATERIALS, WASTE DISPOSAL, MUSSELS, MONITORING, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, INDICATORS, WASTE MANAGEMENT, NEW ENGLAND, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, LONG ISLAND SOUND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE