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Title: A review of RSM implementation strategies and recommendations for ecosystem restoration in Tampa Bay, Florida
Authors: Hershorin, Aubree G.
Ledford, Tony W.
Nist, Barbara U.
Schrader, Matthew H.
McCoy, Clay A.
Martin, Brenae A.
Lillycrop, Linda S.
Keywords: Littoral drift
Restoration ecology
Sedimentation and deposition
Sediment transport
Tampa Bay (Fla.)
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL TR-19-7
Abstract: Regional Sediment Management (RSM) is a systems approach using best management practices for more efficient and effective use of sediments in coastal, estuarine, and inland environments. The primary RSM objective for this Tampa Bay study is to determine what opportunities exist to beneficially use dredged material for ecosystem restoration and habitat enhancement. A secondary objective is to ensure more efficient use of federal funds by coordinating dredging schedules for navigation and storm damage reduction projects with federal, state, and local authorities. This study met these objectives through collaboration with stakeholders on the technical, social, and cultural components required to combine resources to meet common goals. The Federal Standard for navigation projects in the Tampa Bay region is either upland disposal or disposal at the Tampa Bay Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site. This document describes six ecosystem restoration placement strategies: (1) beach nourishment, (2) nearshore placement, (3) dredged hole filling, (4) island creation/stabilization, (5) longshore bars, and (6) thin layer placement. Dredged material from navigation projects throughout Tampa Bay were considered, including Tampa Harbor, Manatee Harbor, St. Petersburg Harbor, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. For each placement strategy, the document outlines the required sediments, volumes, construction methodologies, and estimated costs.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL TR-19-7
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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