Design Concepts for In-Water Containment Structures for Marsh Habitat Development.
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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This report provides general guidance for structure selection and development of structure design concepts for use in habitat development. Various types of structures were reviewed, based on available literature, to determine which would be applicable to habitat use. Planning and design concepts are presented for use of the potential structure types for habitat development. References are provided for detailed design and construction guidelines. Case histories of structures used for habitat development are discussed. A list is provided of the known projects, their locations, and structural types. It was found that, to date, very few structures have been built specifically to retain or protect dredged material for purposes of habitat creation. However, the predominant structures used for habitat creation have been sand dikes. Author
- Civil Engineering