Environmental Constraints Associated with Dredging in Southern California

by Anthony J. Risko, USAED, Los Angeles, United States,
Mohammed N. Chang, USAED, Los Angeles, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Engineering Practice


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, is responsible for the maintenance dredging of twelve harbors along the Southern California coast, ranging from Morro Bay in the north to San Diego Bay in the south. Each harbor is unique in the way dredging operations are handled, the method of disposal, and environmental constraints, including endangered species. This paper presents a generic overview of the environmental concerns associated with all Corps of Engineers dredging projects in Southern California.

Subject Headings: Dredging | Ports and harbors | Light rail transit | Waste disposal | Maintenance and operation | Endangered species | Bays | California | United States | Los Angeles

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