Dredged Material Research Program.
Annual rept. no. 4,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The objective of the Dredged Material Research Program is to provide definitive information on the environmental impact of dredging and dredged material disposal operations and to develop technically satisfactory, environmentally compatible, and economically feasible dredging and disposal alternatives, including consideration of dredged material as a manageable resource. Specific goals are to 1 Establish definitively the effects of open-water, land, and wetland disposal on water quality and organisms 2 test and evaluate concepts of marsh development and land and water habitat development as environmentally beneficial disposal alternatives 3 Improve and enhance the acceptance of confined land disposal as an alternative and consider regulation of the dredgingdisposal operation as an environmental control measure and 4 Develop and test concepts for using disposal sites for productive purposes and consider the use of dredged material as a natural resource.
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