Reclamation of Open-Pit Quarries for Multiple Uses

by Richard W. Karn, (F.ASCE), Vice Pres.-Secretary; Bissell & Karn, Inc., and Partner, Environ, Planners, Engrs., Architects, San Leandro, Calif.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 1, Pg. 127-135


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Reclamation plans for sand and gravel quarries are being required by many public agencies and are advantageous to the public and the quarry operator. Four projects in the San Francisco Bay Area are used to illustrate some problems that have been encountered in reclamation planning and in suggesting solutions. A successful reclamation plan must solve the problems and be capable of implementation. Good engineering input will be required.

Subject Headings: Gravels | Bays | Sandy soils | North America | California | San Francisco Bay Area | United States

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