General Research Plan for the Field Investigations of Coastal Dredged Material Disposal Areas.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The focal point of the research is a large-scale, interdisciplinary, field investigation program at four existing disposal areas in the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Lake Erie. This report outlines the basic philosophy and general approach that will be used in the research being conducted at each of these sites. The field research program is divided into three phases. Phase I is the period in which the definition and delimitation of baseline conditions will be determined for the study area and the establishment of a reference area for comparison purposes will be made. The effects of disposal will be investigated during Phase II under experimental, controlled conditions. Phase III will be a period of compiling results, making evaluations, and formulating recommendations. Specific parameters to be investigated are given. Comparable data will be generated at all study areas. A computerized data storage and retrieval system has been established at WES for the reception of these data.
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