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Title: Thin-layer dredged material disposal - Fowl River, Alabama, test case
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Mobile District.
Environmental Effects of Dredging Program (U.S.)
Dredging Operations Technical Support Program (U.S.)
Nester, R. Douglas.
Rees, Susan Ivester.
Keywords: Dredging
Dredging spoil
Dredged material
Spoil banks
Dredged material disposal
Environmental aspects
Environmental effects
Fowl River
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Information Exchange Bulletin
Introduction: Opposition to disposal of dredged material in the shallow estuarine waters of Alabama and Mississippi has increased. Opposition has been based primarily on three issues: short- and long-term impacts to biological resources, water quality impacts, and creation of shallow areas in the estuaries. Because of the significant increases in cost associated with disposal of this material in Gulf of Mexico disposal sites, the lack of suitable upland disposal sites, and the questioned acceptability of upland disposal to local interests, the Mobile District designed a program in which the dredged material would be disposed in open water in a thin layer in the disposal site. In the case discussed herein, conventional cutterhead equipment equipment was modified, and an operational program was designed to limit the dredged material to a thickness of approximately 6 in.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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