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
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
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Water Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE