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  • Evaluating effects of dredging-induced underwater sound on aquatic species : a literature review 

    Suedel, Burton C.; McQueen, Andrew D.; Wilkens, Justin L.; Fields, Morris P. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-09)
    At any given moment, there may be multiple underwater sounds emanating from both natural and anthropogenic sources. Dredging activities such as the excavation, transit, and placement of material generate underwater sound. ...
  • Bubble image velocimetry with an acoustic camera 

    Young, David L.; McFall, Brian C.; Bryant, Duncan B. (Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-05)
    This Dredging Operations and Environmental Research (DOER) Technical Note (TN) describes the equipment and techniques necessary to perform bubble image velocimetry (BIV) using images acquired from an acoustic camera (imaging ...
  • Summary of threatened and endangered species team workshop: ESA Section 7(A)(1) conservation planning in the South Pacific Division 

    Guilfoyle, Michael P.; Fischer, Richard A. (Richard Alvin), 1964-; Jung, Jacob F. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-02)
    This technical note (TN) summarizes information presented at a regional workshop on the importance and application of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7(a)(1) conservation planning process within the U.S. Army Corps ...
  • Evaluation of capacitance staffs to measure vertical accretion in tidal environments 

    Boyd, Brandon M.; Bryant, Duncan B. (Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-11)
    This Dredging Operations and Environmental Research (DOER) Technical Note (TN) describes the effect of sediment deposition on water-level measurements taken via capacitance staff. During a field study, capacitance-type ...
  • Improving spatial monitoring of dredging operations : a small unmanned aerial system application to map turbidity 

    Wilkens, Justin L.; Suedel, Burton C.; Davis, Austin V.; Corbino, Jeffrey M. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-08)
    There is interest in developing small unmanned aerial system (sUAS <25 kg) applications to improve the effectiveness and efficiency for monitoring turbidity associated with dredging operations. This technical note describes ...
  • Toxicity Reduction (and Identification) for Dredging Evaluations : Methods for Whole Sediment Elutriate Bioassays 

    Melby, Nicolas L.; Kennedy, Alan James, 1976-; Farrar, J. Daniel.; Bednar, Anthony J.; Moore, David W.; Lehmann, Wade. (Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program (U.S.)Environmental Laboratory (U.S.), 2018-08)
    Physical, chemical, and toxicological characterization of sediment may be required to evaluate dredged material (DM) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) or Marine Protection Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA). When DM ...
  • Quantifying Sediment Accumulation and Accretion using ²¹⁰Pb and ¹³⁷Cs 

    Boyd, Brandon M. (Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-05)
    This Dredging Operations and Environmental Research (DOER) Program Technical Note (TN) describes the use of the radionuclides ²¹⁰Pb and ¹³⁷Cs to measure rates of sediment accumulation and accretion and provides recommendations ...
  • Water injection dredging 

    Welp, Timothy L.; Tubman, Michael W. (Michael Wright), 1951-; Wilson, Derek A.; Pollock, Cheryl E. (Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2017-08)
    Purpose: This technical note describes water injection dredging (WID) and discusses the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and European experiences with WID. Key projects in the United States and Europe were analyzed in ...
  • Present practice of using nautical depth to manage navigation channels in the presence of fluid mud 

    Welp, Timothy L.; Tubman, Michael W. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2017-05)
    Purpose: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Dredging Operations and Environmental Research (DOER) Program, in conjunction with the Monitoring Completed Navigation Projects (MCNP) program, is conducting research and ...
  • Sediment management methods to reduce dredging : part 2, sediment collector technology 

    Thomas, Robert C.; McArthur, John.; Braatz, Dave.; Welp, Timothy L. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2017-04)
    Purpose: This Dredging Operations and Environmental Research (DOER) Program technical note (TN) is the second in a series evaluating sediment management methods to reduce dredging through a research task (RT) in the DOER ...
  • Using the Fish Larvae and Egg Exposure System (FLEES) to generate effects data for informing environmental windows 

    Wilkens, Justin L.; Burton C., Suedel (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.), 2017-03)
    Purpose: The Fish Larvae and Egg Exposure System (FLEES) was designed to simulate the resuspension of sediment related to dredging operations and has been used over time to generate biological response data for dredging ...
  • A method for simulating sedimentation of fish eggs to generate biological effects data for assessing dredging impacts 

    Wilkens, Justin L.; Suedel, Burton C. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2017-03)
    Purpose: The purpose of this technical note is to describe a methodology for generating and evaluating the effects of sedimentation caused by dredging on aquatic species, including the effects of burial on emergence of ...
  • SandyDuck'97 nearshore field experiment data archive 

    Hathaway, Kent; Birkemeier, William A. (William Allen) (US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory Field Research Facility (U.S.), 2004)
    The long-term goal of this effort is to compile and distribute data collected during the SandyDuck 97 nearshore field experiment so that these data may be accessible by coastal researchers worldwide. Conducted in the fall ...
  • Application of toxicity identification and evaluation procedures for dredged material management 

    Kreitinger, Joseph P.; Farrar, J. Daniel.; Lotufo, Guilherme R. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2017-02)
    Purpose: Federal regulatory statutes and guidance require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to evaluate direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts associated with management of dredged material including ...
  • The role of interagency cooperation in the conservation of threatened and endangered species 

    Hartfield, Paul D.; Brown, Jennifer G.; Fischer, Richard A. (Richard Alvin), 1964- (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2017-01)
    Purpose: The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended, was designed to protect and conserve critically imperiled species and the ecosystems on which they rely. While this legislation provides significant protection ...
  • Characterizing seagrass exposure to light attenuation and turbidity associated with dredging activity in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Sarasota Bay, Florida 

    Shafer, Deborah J.; Maglio, Coraggio K.; McConnell, Deborah.; Beck, Tanya M.; Pollock, Cheryl E. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program (U.S.)Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.), 2016-11)
    Purpose: This technical note describes the collection of light attenuation and turbidity data associated with a dredging event conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) special purpose dredge the Murden. Light ...
  • Evaluation of channel infill processes in relation to forcing data 

    Coe, Lauren.; Frey, Ashley E. (Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)Environmental Laboratory (U.S.), 2016)
    Purpose: This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Dredging Operations and Environmental Research (DOER) Program technical note (TN) explains processes that contribute to ...
  • Dredged material evaluations : review of zooplankton toxicity test methods for marine water quality evaluations 

    Kennedy, Alan James, 1976-; Lotufo, Guilherme R.; Laird, Jennifer G.; Farrar, J. Daniel. (Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)Environmental Laboratory (U.S.), 2016)
    Purpose: The first objective of this Dredging Operations and Engineering (DOER) technical note is to summarize currently available estuarine and marine water-only zooplankton toxicity test methods that may be suitable for ...
  • Comparison of acoustic and aerial photographic methods for quantifying the distribution of submersed aquatic vegetation in Sagamore Creek, NH 

    Sabol, Bruce M.; Lord, Elizabeth.; Reine, Kevin J.; Shafer, Deborah J. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2008-03)
    Maintenance dredging in the Black Channel portion of the Portsmouth Harbor and Piscatiqua River Federal Navigation Project in Portsmouth (commonly referred to as Sagamore Creek) occurs in close proximity to submersed aquatic ...
  • Paddlefish and sturgeon entrainment by dredges : swimming performance as an indicator of risk 

    Hoover, Jan Jeffrey, 1954-; Killgore, K. Jack.; Clarke, Douglas G.; Smith, Heather M.; Turnage, April.; Beard, J. A. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2005-11)
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess potential entrainment-related losses of paddlefish and sturgeons from dredging operations using measures of swimming performance as descriptors of risk.

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