Accession Number : ADA220267


Title :   Dredging Operations Technical Support Program. Long-Term Monitoring of Eleven Corps of Engineers Habitat Development Field Sites Built of Dredged Material, 1974-1987


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Landin, Mary C ; Webb, James W ; Knutson, Paul L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a220267.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 214


Abstract : Eleven habitat development field sites built by the US Army Corps of Engineers (CE) on dredged material were monitored from 1974-1987 in response to questions regarding their ecological contribution and longevity in comparison to natural habitats. Seven sites (Nott Island, Conn; Windmill Point, Va; Buttermilk Sound, Ga; Apalachicola Bay Fla; Bolivar Peninsula, Tex; Salt Pond no. 3 Calif; and Miller Sands Island, Ore) were built during the CE Dredged Material Research Program. Four sites (Gaillard Island, Ala; Lake of the Woods, Minn; Pointe Mouillee, Mich; and Southwest Pass, La) were added to the long-term monitoring effort. Each site differed according to the type of habitat developed, location, dredged material substrate, structural development, water and energy regime, land-use potential, regional habitat needs, salinity, or other features representative of those encountered most often by field personnel in CE District offices where dredging occurs. Nine are intertidal, 5 are in fresh water, 3 in brackish water, and 3 in salt water. Two are large-scale, ongoing confined disposal facilities (CDF).


Descriptors :   *HABITATS , *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , *DREDGED MATERIALS , COMPARISON , FACILITIES , SITES , ENERGY , SAND , SUBSTRATES , LONG RANGE(TIME) , FRESH WATER , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , CONFINEMENT(GENERAL) , SALTS , DISPOSAL , SALINITY , LAND USE , LAKES , DREDGING , PONDS , ISLANDS , FORESTS , SALT WATER , WATER , BRACKISH WATER , MONITORING , STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES


Subject Categories : Ecology
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE