American Society of Civil Engineers


Transforming Masonville Cove


by Peter W. Kotulak, P.E., M.ASCE, (Associate and Senior Coastal Engineer, Moffatt & Nichol, BaltimoreMD. Moffatt & Nichol headquarters is in Long Beach, CA.) and Kristen Piggott, P.E., (Project Manager and Environmental Engineer, Moffatt & Nichol, BaltimoreMD. Moffatt & Nichol headquarters is in Long Beach, CA.)

Civil Engineering—ASCE
, Vol. 82, No. 1, January 2012, pp. 56-61,76

Note: This article is based on a paper the authors presented at the 2011 Conference on Coastal Engineering Practice, which was sponsored by ASCE and its Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute and held in San Diego in August.

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Document type: Feature Article
Abstract: To compensate for the untoward environmental effects of one if its projects, the Maryland Port Administration is undertaking a series of steps to improve conditions within Masonville Cove, an area of open water and uplands along the Patapsco River in Baltimore. By addressing past contamination, stabilizing shorelines, controlling erosion, improving substrate, and creating reefs and wetlands, the project is transforming Masonville Cove from a neglected eyesore to a valued urban refuge.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Maryland
Environmental issues
Rivers and streams
Urban areas
Wetlands

Image Credits:  Moffatt & Nichol (pg 56-57, both),  prepared by Moffatt & Nichol for the Maryland Port Administration (pg 58-59, All),  Moffatt & Nichol (pg 60-61, both)