Accession Number:

ADA073264

Title:

An Assessment of the Environmental Effects of Dredged Material Disposal in Lake Superior.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MARINE STUDIES CENTER

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

This report is an assessment of environmental impacts associated with in-lake disposal of dredged material in Lake Superior. This assessment was requested by the St. Paul District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Authorization for such environmental assessment studies is contained in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 Public Law 91-190. Environmental impact statements EIS have been prepared by the Corps of Engineers of Lake Superior harbors requiring maintenance at a level which may have a significant effect on the environment. Lake Superior harbors maintained by the Corps of Engineers are shown. Statements for a few of these harbors Keweenaw Waterway, Grand Traverse Bay, Big Bay Harbor, Cornucopia and Port Wing included some data from lake sediment samples. But none of the EIS contained enough information to assess the effects of in-lake dredged material disposal.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE