Engineering Challenges of Dredged Material Disposal

by Robert M. Meccia, Dist. Coordinator; Office of Dredged Material Research, U.S. Army Engr. Waterways Experiment Station, Corps of Engrs., Vicksburg, Miss.,
Fletcher H. Griffis, Jr., (M.ASCE), Program Mgr.; Office of Dredged Material Research, U.S. Army Engr. Waterways Experiment Station, Corps of Engrs., Vicksburg, Miss.,
William C. Allanach, Interagency Coordinator; Office of Dredged Material Research, U.S. Army Engr. Waterways Experiment Station, Corps. of Engrs., Vicksburg, Miss.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 1, Pg. 1-13


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has been concerned with the development of navigable waterways in the United States since 1824. In fulfilling its mission, the Corps has been responsible for the annual dredging of approx 380,000,000 cu yd (290,530,000 m³ of bottom sediments. Increasing concern has developed over the impacts of the disposal of these materials. The U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station is conducting a nationwide research program to develop environmentally compatible, technically satisfactory, and economically feasible disposal alternatives, including consideration of dredged material as a manageable resource. Problem identification and assessments are summarized, and program progress with emphasis on engineering aspects of the study is examined.

Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Materials engineering | Research and development | United States Army Corps of Engineers | Dredging | Environmental issues | Federal government | North America | United States

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