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Land Use of Dredged Material Containment Areas. Productive Use Examples.

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The study documents examples of productive land uses of dredged material containment areas. The examples were obtained from published literature and project descriptions and discussions with persons knowledgeable in the planning and execution of dredging projects. The examples are from 19 states and six foreign countries. The sites range from those filled over 50 years ago, which have been used productively for many years, to projects in various stages of development. Projects are documented within the following land use categories recreational, industrialcommercial, agricultural, institutional, material transfer, waterway related, and multiple purpose. Based on the examples cited and information analyzed during the study, the site-selection process is discussed from historical and modern prespectives. Examples of recent processes and approaches to candidate site selection implemented by communities in the United States and abroad are described. Productive land uses tend to fall within a hierarchy of complexity and intensity. It is suggested that this hierarchy is accompanied by a need on the part of the sponsor or developer to recognize and deal with a greater number of planning conditions to achieve a greater land use intensity. These planning conditions are interrelated to several identifiable planning actions that, if properly undertaken, can significantly enhance the productive use of the landform created at the disposal site.

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  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Water Pollution and Control

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