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Title: Creation of offshore topographic features with dredged material
Authors: Clarke, Douglas G.
Fredette, Thomas J.
Imsand, Dewayne.
Keywords: Dredging
Dredging spoil
Environmental effects
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Environmental Effects of Dredging Program (U.S.)
Dredging Operations Technical Support Program (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Environmental Effects of Dredging information exchange bulletin;D-88-5
Abstract: Introduction: Dredged material has been placed at numerous sites in the offshore waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Great Lakes. Much effort has been invested in monitoring programs to determine the physical and biological consequences of these operations. The typical monitoring program is geared toward detecting detrimental environmental effects that were identified as potential concerns during the planning and site selection process. Seldom has any attention been given to the potential beneficial aspects of offshore disposal, although the Corps of Engineers and other agencies are demonstrating that habitat and biological resource benefits can result from well planned disposal operations. Marsh, mangrove, seagrass, and oyster reef habitat creation or rehabilitation are examples of the types of beneficial-use options being explored for shallow waters. Similar beneficial uses of dredged material in offshore waters present a more formidable challenge.
Description: Information Exchange Bulletin
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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