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Title: Barren Island dredged material placement for regional sediment management
Authors: Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Demonstration Program (U.S.)
Coastal Inlets Research Program (U.S.)
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Baltimore District
Blama, Robert N.
Keywords: Barren Island (Md.)
Dredging spoil
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-21.
Description: Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note
Purpose: This Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note (CHETN) describes activities that have occurred in the Chesapeake Bay to assist with Regional Sediment Management (RSM) activities by the US Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District, Baltimore, MD. The Baltimore District employs the beneficial use of dredged material, specifically at Barren Is-land in the Chesapeake Bay, to prevent erosion of the remote island. This CHETN describes the beneficial use of dredged material at Barren Island. Finding a cost-effective, environmentally acceptable disposal site for the dredged materials is a challenge for all dredging projects, particularly for small navigational dredging projects. One such project is the Honga River and Tar Bay small navigation project in the Chesapeake Bay. An eroding barrier island that is protecting the mainland is located close to this Federal project. This technical note describes the use of geotex-tile tubes and dredged material to accomplish the Baltimore District’s Operation and Maintenance (O&M) dredging mission for the Federal navigation project, while also using the material dredged from that project to prevent further erosion at Barren Island. Beneficial use of dredged material is one component of RSM activities in the Baltimore District.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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