Accession Number:

ADA220267

Title:

Dredging Operations Technical Support Program. Long-Term Monitoring of Eleven Corps of Engineers Habitat Development Field Sites Built of Dredged Material, 1974-1987

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

214.0

Abstract:

Eleven habitat development field sites built by the US Army Corps of Engineers CE on dredged material were monitored from 1974-1987 in response to questions regarding their ecological contribution and longevity in comparison to natural habitats. Seven sites Nott Island, Conn Windmill Point, Va Buttermilk Sound, Ga Apalachicola Bay Fla Bolivar Peninsula, Tex Salt Pond no. 3 Calif and Miller Sands Island, Ore were built during the CE Dredged Material Research Program. Four sites Gaillard Island, Ala Lake of the Woods, Minn Pointe Mouillee, Mich and Southwest Pass, La were added to the long-term monitoring effort. Each site differed according to the type of habitat developed, location, dredged material substrate, structural development, water and energy regime, land-use potential, regional habitat needs, salinity, or other features representative of those encountered most often by field personnel in CE District offices where dredging occurs. Nine are intertidal, 5 are in fresh water, 3 in brackish water, and 3 in salt water. Two are large-scale, ongoing confined disposal facilities CDF.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE