Accession Number:

ADA014592

Title:

An Environmental Survey of Effects of Dredging and Spoil Disposal, New London, Connecticut.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. no. 1, Jul-Sep 74.

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE HIGHLANDS N J MIDDLE ATLANTIC COASTAL FISHERIES CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

The report considers the activities and findings of the several integrated research projects designed to monitor the environmental effects of dredging in the Thames River and dredge spoil disposal at the New London Dumping Ground. Surveys to establish baseline values for environmental conditions were completed by all parties prior to the 19 August onset of dredging. UCONN charted predredging temperature, salinity, suspended solids and light transmission characteristics in the lower Thames. New York ocean science laboratory conducted three predump surveys of the spoiling area to measure currents and movement of surface and bottom water masses and to determine baseline water column values for temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, eH, total organic carbon, suspended and volatile solids. Middle Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Center has collected and is processing baseline and during dredging and spoiling samples from both river dump sites for characterization of sediment heavy metals analysis by NYOSL, sediment types, micro-organisms and benthic macrofauna.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE