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Application of studies on the overboard placement of dredged sediments to the management of disposal sites

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McNair Clark E.

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Abstract

From the mid 1960's until 1991, dredging and disposal occurred in the northern Chesapeake Bay without guidelines to maximize the capacity and to minimize the spread of the deposits beyond the disposal sites, particularly toward the navigation channel. Planning for future dredging projects is dependant upon the remaining site capacity and the behavior of the disposed sediment. Recent studies have shown that the fate of the deposited sediments is determined primarily by the water depth and bathymetry in the vicinity of the disposal site, and the method of dredging and disposal utilized. Currently used open-water disposal sites in the northern Chesapeake Bay are reaching their maximum capacity. This makes the application of the information from these studies critical, both for the optimal use of current sites and for the evaluation of new sites. Management scenarios utilizing these studies are applied to a disposal site in the northern Chesapeake Bay.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Application of studies on the overboard placement of dredged sediments to the management of disposal sites
Volume
1
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, United States
Larger Work Title:
International Conference on Dredging and Dredged Material Placement
First page:
349
Last page:
358
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Dredging and Dredged Material Placement. Part 2 (of 2)
Conference Location:
Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
Conference Date:
13 November 1994 through 16 November 1994