An Innovative Solution to the Difficult Coastal Zone Management Problem of Dredge Material Disposal

by W. V. Slade, New York Power Authority, White, Plains, NY, USA,
J. Kahabka, New York Power Authority, White, Plains, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


The New York Power Authority is constructing a 300 km predominantly double circuit 345kV transmission facility through southeastern New York State. A key element in this project is the installation of six pipe-type cables across the bottom of the Hudson River which, in turn, requires the disposal of 65,000 m**3 of silt and clay. The Authority developed an innovative solution to the disposal of this dredge material in cooperation with Federal, State and local officials. The Authority agreed to reclaim a 39 ha tract of land that had been used as a brick manufacturing facility. Strict discharge limitations were imposed in order to protect the water quality of the Hudson River. The site restoration program incorporated two diverse requirements of the local municipality by upgrading a construction haul road to allow car and trailer traffic and a boat launching ramp, turnaround area and parking lot were installed.

Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Coastal management | Cables | Rivers and streams | Land reclamation | Highway and road management | Ecological restoration | New York | United States | Hudson River

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