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Title: Sturgeon Bay Federal Navigation Channel, Sediment Sampling and Analysis Report, Door County, Wisconsin
Authors: RTI Laboratories, Inc.
Keywords: Sturgeon Bay (Wis.)
Channels (Hydraulic engineering)
Dredging spoil
Dredged material
River sediments
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Detroit District.
Abstract: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District (USACE) retained RTI Laboratories, Inc. (RTI) as a contractor to perform sediment sampling services within the Federal Navigation channel of the Sturgeon River in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (Site) in response to and in accordance with the Detroit District’s Request for Proposal (RFP) and Statement of Work (SOW) received on 08 May 2015. This project is part of an assessment of sediment quality within the navigation channel of the site. This project involves collection of sediment samples from shoaling within the Navigation Channel of the River. This information will be used by the District and its clients to select the proper sediment dredging practices as well as monitor any potential migration of contaminants. RTI provided sediment sampling services using a Macro-core sampling device using a push type coring device mounted on a pontoon boat at this Site. The scope of the work was to sample predetermined locations within the navigation channels along the Site as shown in Figure 3. The sampling crew (RTI team) mobilized on 08 June 2015 to begin work at the site on that afternoon. After preparing all equipment for the day, the team launched and began sampling at location SB-15-12, in the mid-section of the channel due to the wind. The RTI team consisted of three (3) people: Craig Reidner and Willy Lake from Coleman Engineering, and Fred Hoitash from RTI. Sixteen samples were to be collected from the navigation channel at twelve stations of the Site over two days. Sampling, sample handling, and analytical procedures were conducted in accordance with the Scope of Work (SOW) and specifications of the current USACE Contract W912P4-12-D-0002 Delivery Order DC08, in addition to “Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste”, 3rd ED, U.S. EPA No. SW-846, DoD Quality Systems Manual v4.2/5.0, and “Description of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)”, ASTM D 2488-69. A total of sixteen (16) discreet sediment samples were collected from twelve (12) stations during the event. All samples were collected within the designated navigation channel from locations identified in the maps supplied by the District and included in Appendix A. Final sample locations are provided in Appendix A, showing the actual sample locations. This report provides documentation of the field survey and describes the field activities that occurred, the samples collected, and the conditions encountered during the survey. This report also includes the overview maps, proposed and final sample locations in Appendix A. Appendix B – Table 1 presents the sediment chemistry analysis for the sediment samples collected. Table 2 presents the sediment grain size analysis for the sediment samples. RTI Team maintained a field logbook for this project. A typed copy of the field logbook form and the compiled notes are included as Appendix C. The compiled boring logs are presented in Appendix D. Photographs of the samples and activities are included in Appendix E. Appendix F contains the RTI and Level 2 QC Analytical Report, with chain-of-custody forms. The Grain size reports for the sediments are also included in this appendix.
Description: Technical Report
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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