Accession Number:

ADA058422

Title:

Development of Procedures for Selecting and Designing Reusable Dredged Material Disposal Sites.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ACRES AMERICAN INC BUFFALO NY

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

346.0

Abstract:

Environmental and economic concerns are providing impetus for an evolution in confined disposal site design and management. Some Districts are already experiencing economic pressures on their dredging programs. These pressures are generated by environmental factors--primarily changes in disposal procedures made necessary by legislation protecting surface and groundwater quality, wetlands, shorelines, etc.--and by inefficient conventional disposal practices which have used up most of the prime disposal sites. The reusable disposal site--boasting a long life and producing useful by-products--is the ultimate successor of the conventional site--too frequently short-lived, poorly engineered and operated, and failure-prone. Although this report promotes reusable disposal sites, nonreusable sites of a nonconventional nature are also discussed in detail for those situations where reusable sites are inappropriate or economically unsound. This report presents a logical, step-by-step methodology for site selection and design. The methodology is capable of handling anything from a single disposal site serving a single dredging location to an entire dredging program involving several dredging locations and disposal sites.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE