Biological Effects of Spoil Disposal in Chesapeake Bay

by David A. Flemer,
W. L. Dovel,
H. T. Pfitzenmeyer,
D. E. Ritchie, Jr.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 4, Pg. 683-706

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Field studies were made on the biota of the upper Chesapeake Bay under a design related to the shallow water disposal of channel sediments. No gross effects were observed on the phyto-zooplankton, fish eggs and fish larvae of adult fishes. Some bottom animals were smothered over a wide area. Several benthic species survived deposition, and certain species began repopulation soon after deposition.

Subject Headings: Bays | Biological processes | Fish management | Field tests | Shallow water | Hydraulic design | Animals | Sediment | Chesapeake Bay region

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