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Title: Productive land use of dredged material containment areas: planning and implementation considerations
Authors: Walsh, Michael R.
Malkasian, Mark D.
Keywords: Land use
Waste disposal in the ground
Waste disposal sites
Dredging spoil
Dredged material
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. DS-78-20
Abstract: This report synthesizes information from Task 5D of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' Dredged Material Research Program. This task examined the concept of using dredged material to create land and concurrently assessed the economic, technical, environmental, institutional, legal, and social incentives and constraints on the development of dredged material containment areas. The creation of productive land with dredged material is particularly attractive, because this option provides for the disposal of dredged material and additional benefits can be realized from the new land itself. This concept requires the planner/engineer to combine confined land disposal practices with sound land use planning for successful project implementation. To help planners/engineers deal with the productive land use alternatives, the DMRP sought to identify critical items that should be addressed during the planning process. These items are physical planning elements encompassing the physical features of potential containment areas that affect project feasibility, land use planning principles that should guide planners in both disposal and subsequent use planning, and finally an overall set of implementation factors that provide a framework for ensuring that project planners address all concerns that affect project implementation. Also contained are guides on the legal framework in which the Corps must work for successful land use of dredged material containment areas and on a system for economic evaluation of land created from disposal areas so that ultimate land use might be included in the final economic evaluation. Finally the report delineates and discusses seven policy and five planning issues that must be resolved at the Corps' policy and planning development level if the Corps is to assume a more active role in disposal-productive use planning for containment areas.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report DS-78-20
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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