Sonoma Baylands: Creating an Environmental Benefit Out of the San Francisco Bay Dredging Crisisby Laurel Marcus, State Coastal Conservancy, Oakland, United States,
Abstract: The dredging of shipping channels and ports in San Francisco Bay has reached a crisis. Continued disposal of dredge material in the bay is controversial and an ocean disposal site is not yet approved. The Sonoma Baylands project would restore rare tidal salt marsh with dredge material and allow for dredging to proceed in an environmentally beneficial manner.
Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Bays | Environmental issues | Dredging | Tides | Salts | Freight transportation | Ports and harbors
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