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Use of Engineering with Nature (registered trade mark) Concepts on the Savannah Harbor Navigation Project, Dredged Material Containment Areas, Savannah, GA

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Technical Report

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ERDC Environmental Laboratory Vicksburg United States

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This document summarizes the management approach for the Dredged Material Confinement Areas DMCAs located in Jasper County, SC at the Savannah Harbor Navigation Project SHNP in the Savannah Harbor, Chatham County, GA. The management approach is detailed in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE Savannah District, Long Term Management Strategy LTMS USACE 1996. The LTMS was initiated to mitigate wetland losses in Georgia and South Carolina from ongoing dredged material deposition, harbor deepening efforts, and normal operating activities from maintenance of the Savannah Harbor. Since the inception and implementation of the LTMS in 1996, USACE has recognized that engineering operations, particularly those that involve dredged material deposition, can provide opportunities for infrastructure enhancement by applying improved engineering practices, and by incorporating natural features in the final product, which yield additional environmental benefits.

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  • Civil Engineering

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