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Title: General research plan for the field investigations of coastal dredged material disposal areas
Authors: Becker, Paul R.
Holliday, Barry W.
Palmer, Susan E.
Engler, Robert M.
Keywords: Waste disposal sites
Dredging spoil
Dredged material
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. D-75-13
Abstract: The Aquatic Disposal Research Project (ADRP), as part of the Dredged Material Research Program at the Waterways Experiment Station, includes planning and conducting research to determine the magnitude and extent of the effects of open-water dredged material disposal on water quality and biota. The focal point of the research is a large-scale, interdisciplinary, field investigation program at four existing disposal areas in the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Lake Erie. This report outlines the basic philosophy and general approach that will he used in the research being conducted at each of these sites. The field research program is divided into three phases. Phase I is the period in which the definition and delimitation of baseline conditions will be determined for the study area and the establishment of a reference area for comparison purposes will be made. The effects of disposal will be investigated during Phase II under experimental, controlled conditions. Phase III will be a period of compiling results, making evaluations, and formulating recommendations. Specific activities occurring in each phase and the actual duration of each period are described. Specific parameters to be investigated are given. Comparable data will be generated at all study areas. A computerized data storage and retrieval system has been established at WES for the reception of these data. Results of the field research program will include problem identification and delimitation and will establish within what limitations it is possible to predict impact and recovery if background information is given for the disposal site and the material to be disposed in it.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: Miscellaneous Paper D-75-13
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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