Long Range Spoil Disposal Study. Part II. Substudy 1. Short Range Solution.
ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT PHILADELPHIA PA
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The goal of this study is to locate and obtain, either by fee or easement acquisition, disposal areas which are within economic pumping distance of the dredging requirement. This goal, however, has its limiting factors. Vast land areas along the Delaware River have already been consumed with dredged fill. Marsh and low lands have been filled many of those remaining have been designated fish and wildlife or water resource areas. Landowners have been reluctant to enter into long term spoil disposal easements where the filling of their land does not result in land enhancement. Proposed fee acquisition of potential disposal areas has met with intense landowner opposition and opposition from local, county and state officials. The urban Greater Delaware Valley is rapidly expanding and potential disposal areas are being consumed by industrial development. Pressures are also being exerted on the Government for relinquishment of present disposal area holdings so that the real estate may be developed industrially and local tax revenue may become available. The only large acreage readily discernible for development into disposal areas is in the Delaware Bay regions which is 25 to 50 miles below the repetitive shoaling areas. Author
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering