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Title: Technical guidelines on performing a Sediment Erosion and Deposition Assessment (SEDA) at Superfund sites
Authors: LimnoTech
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Hayter, E. J.
Gustavson, Karl E.
Ells, Stephen J. (Stephen John), 1950-
Gailani, Joseph Z.
Wolfe, John
Dekker, Tim
Redder, Todd
Keywords: Contaminants
Sediment Erosion and Deposition Assessment (SEDA)
Superfund Site
Sediment transport
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC TR ; 14-9.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: This report outlines processes influencing sediment transport and describes methods to use in developing a Sediment Erosion and Deposition Assessment (SEDA) at a site designated as a contaminated Superfund site. A SEDA is a complex procedure that overlaps multiple disciplines. Processes and properties that should be assessed include sediment characteristics, biologic and contaminant activity, groundwater movement, surface and subsurface water stresses, sediment loadings, anthropogenic activity, and weather and oceanographic influences. Historical data can also provide a long-term record on evolution of the system, which is not only critical in assessing sediment erodibility, but will also support conceptual site model development. The most successful SEDA studies have been guided by a technical review panel working with a Remedial Project Manager in SEDA development. Understanding of processes at a specific site, coupled with experience from other sites, is also critical to success.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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