Accession Number : ADA268462


Title :   Design and Construction of Aquaculture Facilities in Dredged Material Containment Areas


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DISTRICT


Personal Author(s) : Homziak, Jurij ; Veal, C D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268462.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 120


Abstract : Aquaculture as a multiple use of dredged material containment areas (DMCA) has been investigated by the Containment Area Aquaculture Program (CAAP). This report describes design and construction of aquaculture pond facilities in DMCA, reviews design, construction, and operation of DMCA for material disposal, and documents the design and construction of the CAAP Shrimp Farm Demonstration Facility in Brownsville, TX. A complete overview of the entire planning process that leads up to the start of aquaculture facility construction is provided. Reviews are given of site selection principles and aquaculture engineering concepts. The approaches are also reviewed that are used to design and construct aquaculture facilities, based on established aquaculture engineering and design principles, incorporation of site conditions, preparation of feasibility and project plans, methods of estimating project costs, and decision-making criteria for project implementation. The review includes a stepwise guide to aquaculture project planning, including definition of project objectives, iterative planning and preparation of feasibility study, and final project reports. The planning process requires the preparation of a detailed production plan relating project objectives to site conditions. The structure of a production plan and the process of designing the aquaculture facility using site data and production requirements is described. Particular attention is paid to developing design criteria and specifications, descriptions of facilities, and schedules of execution/completion.... Aquaculture, CAAP, Beneficial uses, DMCA.


Descriptors :   *DESIGN CRITERIA , *DREDGED MATERIALS , *AGRICULTURE , DECISION MAKING , PREPARATION , FACILITIES , STRUCTURES , PONDS , SHRIMP , FARMS , CONSTRUCTION , ENGINEERING , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , PLANNING , SITE SELECTION


Subject Categories : Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
      Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE