Development of an Estuary-Wide Mitigation Strategy for Future

by W. K. Fehring, Tampa Port Authority, Tampa, FL, USA,
J. Johnston, Tampa Port Authority, Tampa, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal


The Tampa Port Authority has been active in the regional bay study committee which identified two priority needs which relate very directly to the port's long-term development potential. These are development of a long-term, bay-wide dredged material disposal strategy and development of an overall plan for mitigating the environmental impacts of future dredging projects. It is the second of these two needs which in late 1982 attracted the attention of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The Service approached the Authority with the concept of a cooperative effort to develop a factual basis and alternatives analysis which might then be used as a basis for future agreements between the Service, the Authority, and possibly other agencies. It is this effort to develop bay-wide habitat data and to identify potential mitigation options which is the subject of this presentation.

Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Bays | Federal government | Agreements and treaties | Ports and harbors | Environmental issues | Waste disposal | Aging (material) | United States

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