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Title: Regional sediment management opportunities within intracoastal waterway (IWW) dredging program in the state of Florida
Authors: Coastal Inlets Research Program (U.S.)
Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Demonstration Program (U.S.)
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Abecassis, Daniel A.
Keywords: Intracoastal waterways
Regional sediment management
Coastal sediments
Sediment transport
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical note (Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering (U.S.)) ; XIV-16.
Description: Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note
Introduction: This Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note (CHETN) discusses opportunities for implementation of Regional Sediment Management (RSM) practices within the US Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, Jacksonville, FL, in dredging the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) within the state of Florida (authorized from the St. Johns River in Jacksonville to Key West). Inclusive of the eastern coast, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) is a canalized inland water-course that extends along the eastern coastline of the United States from Key West, FL, to Boston, MA. The Federally authorized project for the AIWW extends from Norfolk, VA, to the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, FL. The IWW’s extension, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), extends from Apalachee Bay, FL, in northwestern Florida (along the panhandle) to Brownsville, TX, the southernmost tip of Texas, and from San Carlos Bay, Fort Myers, FL, to Anclote River north of Clearwater Beach, FL, along the southern Gulf Coast. For more than 4,023 km (2,500 miles) along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, the system affords a channel for barges and other light draft vessels. It is a navigable interconnected thread of passages running between the mainland and offshore islands, along rivers, through coastal sounds, lakes, lagoons, bays, and canals with a minimum depth of 3.7 m (12 ft) throughout most of its length, but with a maintained depth of only 2.4 m (8 ft) in some sections. The AIWW is subject to numerous dredging efforts by the Jacksonville District’s Operation & Maintenance dredging program, and is a source of dredged material that has opportunities for many beneficial uses.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Appears in Collections:CHETN - SECTION 14 - Regional Sediment Management

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