A Methodology for Open-Water Disposal Site Selection

by R. D. Barrineau, US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, AL, USA,
M. James, US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, AL, USA,
D. P. McCann, US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, AL, USA,
S. Ivester Rees, US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, AL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal


Pascagoula, Mississippi, is the major industrial region in coastal Mississippi. The existing project, completed in 1965, provides for waterborne transportation from the Gulf of Mexico into Pascagoula Harbor and Bayou Casotte Industrial Park. Channel depths are 40 feet in the Gulf and through the barrier island pass and 38 feet in Mississippi Sound. Channel widths are 350 feet in all channels with the exception of Bayou Casotte which is 225 feet. In 1980, the Mobile District resumed a study to determine the feasibility of providing deep draft access into the area. The problem of dredged material disposal without upsetting local ecological balance provided an excellent opportunity to apply tools and information that had been developed during the Mississippi Sound and Adjacent Areas Study concerning dredging and disposal practices in coastal Mississippi and Alabama.

Subject Headings: Waste sites | Site investigation | Dredged materials | Channels (waterway) | Gulfs | Ports and harbors | Highway barriers | Barrier islands | United States | Mississippi | Gulf of Mexico | Alabama

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