Accession Number:

ADA222236

Title:

Procedural Guide for Designation Surveys of Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Sites. Revision

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

LGL ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC BRYAN TX

Report Date:

1990-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

262.0

Abstract:

This procedural guide is a revision of that issued in 1981 and has been prepared to meet the needs of the Corps of Engineers in conducting surveys for the designation of ocean disposal sites for dredged material. Basic purposes of the guide are to provide detailed information of evaluation of oceanographic parameters, collection of field samples, and performance of laboratory analyses. Another objective is to clarify the role of the monitoring program that may be instituted at each site pursuant to final site designation and to relate its content to the original site survey. Because the scientific content of the surveys is, in part, related to physical characteristics of the sites, such as size, depth of water, and distance from shore, these characteristics as they pertain to sites in the various Corps Districts are discussed in detail. There is also a discussion of the common features of the oceanography of the US continental shelf because over 80 percent of existing sites are located on the shelf. A substantial portion of the guide is devoted to the selection of variables to be measured in the field and the rationale for placement of sampling stations, as well as gear appropriate to various conditions. jes

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE