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Title: Systematic beneficial use of dredged sediments : matching sediment needs with dredging requirements
Authors: Piercy, Candice D.
Boyd, Brandon M.
Russ, Emily R.
Runion, Kyle D.
Keywords: Dredging
Dredging spoil--Management
Environmental management
Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/TN DOER-D24
Abstract: This technical note (TN) will outline a framework to identify beneficial and cost-effective coastal beneficial use of dredged sediment (BUDS) projects. Creation of a BUDS framework that can be applied at scale will promote sustainable BUDS practices, facilitating the delivery of flood risk management, social, and environmental benefits while still fulfilling the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) navigation mission. This proactive forecasting approach uses multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and optimization tools to balance tradeoffs between navigation dredging and BUDS goals over project-scale timespans. The proposed framework utilizes available tools to quantify ecological system evolution and current and future dredging needs to develop a systems-level approach to BUDS. Required data include current and future information on (1) existing and planned natural and created aquatic ecological systems, which may include natural and nature-based features (NNBFs), (2) dredging requirements and costs, and (3) aquatic system physical and environmental data.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/TN DOER-D24
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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