Landscape Concept Development for Confined Dredged Material Sites.
MANN (ROY) ASSOCIATES INC CAMBRIDGE MASS
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Confined dredged material disposal CDMD facilities have long been recognized as environmentally problematic for a number of physical, chemical, biological, and aesthetic reasons. The specific problem area of the aesthetic development of CDMD facilities is one that has received insufficient attention to date. The purpose of this study was to provide guidance for landscape development of CDMD sites. The approach of this study has been to 1 examine the principles and practices of CDMD operations and the associated constraints and potentials to landscape development, through a review of the literature, and to extend knowledge through field reconnaissance and data gathering in selected Corps Districts and from other sources of scientific and technical information 2 to document landscape techniques directly applicable to the development of CDMD facilities, including those techniques abstracted from research of analogous facilities and 3 to synthesize the information derived from the first two steps into appropriate landscape development guidance that can serve as an aid in the planning and design of CDMD sites. Landscape development, if considered in the earliest project stages, can aid CDMD planners and engineers in achieving effective resolution of aesthetic problems and site reuse questions while accomplishing dredged material disposal objectives in full. Author
- Civil Engineering