Open Water Disposal for Marsh Creation James River, VA

by Robert Y. K. Cheng, Old Dominion Univ, Civil Engineering, Dep, Norfolk, VA, USA,
Elliot E. Whitehurst, Old Dominion Univ, Civil Engineering, Dep, Norfolk, VA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal

Abstract: There is a need for close cooperation between design and construction of levees on soft foundation for containing dredge material. The scope of this study included marine exploration, type of testing program, design and construction of levees to form a 15-acre marsh island with dredge material at the Point section of the James River, Windmill Point, Virginia.

Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Construction materials | Water management | Rivers and streams | Levees and dikes | Hydraulic design | Sustainable development | Foundation design | Project management | Material tests | North America | Virginia | United States

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