Accession Number : ADA279030


Title :   Oyster Shell Dredging in Gulf of Mexico Waters, St. Mary and Terrebonne Parishes, Louisiana. Final Environmental Impact Statement and Appendixes


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT NEW ORLEANS LA CORPS OF ENGINEERS


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a279030.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 318


Abstract : Shell dredged from bays along the central Louisiana Coast has historically provided an economical source of relatively low cost construction aggregate, as well as a source of calcium carbonate. The purpose of this document is to determine the environmental consequences of shell dredging in the nearshore Gulf (GOM) waters within the three mile territorial limit. Two alternatives were considered in detail. These alternatives include no action and the proposal to remove shell in portions of the nearshore GOM.


Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS , *WATER QUALITY , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , *MEXICO GULF , *DREDGING , *OYSTERS , ECONOMIC IMPACT , SAND , HYDROLOGY , GEOLOGY , SOIL SETTLEMENT , CUTTING , LOUISIANA , FILLING , ENDANGERED SPECIES , SEDIMENT TRANSPORT , SOILS , POLLUTION ABATEMENT , ARCHEOLOGY , CULTURAL RESOURCES


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Ecology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Civil Engineering
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE