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Title: Dispersion analysis of Humboldt Bay, California, interim offshore disposal site
Authors: Scheffner, Norman W.
Keywords: Dredging
Dredged material
Dredging spoil
Sediment transport
Sediment fate
Disposal site
Humboldt Bay (Calif.)
Dredging Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (Dredging Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. Miscellaneous Paper DRP-92-1
Abstract: The dispersive characteristics of an interim offshore dredged material disposal site located seaward of the entrance to Humboldt Bay, California, are investigated. These characteristics must be known to determine potential impact of the dredging operation on the local environment. Two phases of investigation were employed. A short-term analysis of the disposal operation was conducted to examine the immediate fate of material following release from the barge and subsequent descent to the ocean bottom. The second phase examined the long-term fate to determine whether local ocean currents are capable of eroding and transporting deposited material beyond the designated limits of the site. Results of this study indicate the site to be nondispersive, with little erosion and transport of material indicated under both normal and moderate storm conditions.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: Miscellaneous Paper DRP-92-1
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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