Management Plan for Dredged Maintenance Material

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by Jim Baxter, US Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Section, Mobile, AL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal:

Abstract: The Mobile District Corps of Engineers is responsible for the maintenance of an authorized Federal deep-draft navigation project at Pascagoula Harbor, Mississippi. The development of the project has been a cooperative endeavor between the Corps and the local sponsor, the Jackson County Port Authority. The Port Authority is responsible for, among other things, providing disposal areas with necessary retaining dikes for dredged maintenance material from the Federal project. The Water Resources Development Act of 1976 encourages the utilization of management practices to extend the useful life of existing disposal areas so that the need for newly dredged material disposal areas is kept to a minimum. The Mobile District performed a study to provide guidance to the Port Authority in planning for adequate dredged material disposal areas to sustain dredging requirements in concert with industrial expansion and environmental protection.

Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Maintenance | Project management | Ports and harbors | Water resources | Environmental issues | Federal government | Navigation (waterway) | Mississippi

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