Alternative Upland Disposal Techniques for Dredged Material in Urban Areas

by John M. Dionisio, PRC Engineering, Lake Success, NY, USA,
Frederick W. Werner, PRC Engineering, Lake Success, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal


The project involves the dredging and disposal of 750,000 cubic yards of soft organic silts from a 32 mile long manmade Canal that tranverses through Central New Jersey and is known as the Delaware and Raritan Canal. The project is unique in many factors, including environmental sensitivity, historic/archaeological significance, and disposal options. Three alternative methods of disposal were considered in detail, namely landspreading, landfilling as daily or intermediate cover, or stockpiling adjacent to the Canal. Eventually, the dredging project was broken up into three construction projects, and two alternative disposal options were utilized.

Subject Headings: Canals | Dredged materials | Water resources | Resource management | Historic sites | Silt | Soft soils | Environmental issues | United States | New Jersey | Delaware

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