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Title: Chesapeake Bay radioactive tracer study
Authors: Tool, Allen R.
Keywords: Radioactive tracer
Sediment movement
Sediment transport
Tidal currents
Dredged material disposal
Dredging spoil
Poole's Island
Waste disposal area
Chesapeake Bay
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; H-76-1.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: A radioactive tracer study was conducted in the Chesapeake Bay near the Poole's Island Deep disposal area to obtain qualitative information concerning movement of dredged material placed in the area. Approximately 15 curies of gold-198 was mixed with a sediment sample and placed on the bottom of the Bay. Daily tracings of the labeled sediment revealed movement along a narrow band in the general direction of the tidal currents. Movement in the direction of flood flow was determined to be much greater than that in the direction of ebb flow.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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