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Managing dredged sediment placement in open-water disposal sites, Upper Chesapeake Bay

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Edited by:
Jr. S. Garbaciak

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Abstract

The maintenance dredging of fine-grained sediment which accumulated in shipping channels in the Upper Chesapeake was discussed. The capacity of open-water sites was maximized in an environmentally acceptable manner to provide adequate time for the development of beneficial use or confined placement sites. The additional water column turbidity generated by dragging operations and bottom sediment movement during placement raised environmental concerns which weighted against the need to maximize capacity. The inter-agency team overseeing site management provided a mechanism to implement operational changes which maximized site capacity and insured operational use through the projected life span of the site.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Managing dredged sediment placement in open-water disposal sites, Upper Chesapeake Bay
ISBN:
0784406804
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
First page:
1867
Last page:
1879
Number of Pages:
13
Conference Title:
Dredging '02, Key Technologies for Global Prosperity: Proceedings of the Third Specialty Conference on Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal
Conference Location:
Orlando, FL
Conference Date:
5 May 2002 through 8 May 2002