Accession Number:

ADA279942

Title:

Dispersion Analysis of Charleston, South Carolina, Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Report Date:

1994-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

The dispersive characteristics of the Charleston, SC, Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site were investigated to determine whether dredging operations could pose a threat to recently discovered live coral reef areas. Two levels of investigation were employed. A short-term analysis of the disposal operation was conducted to examine the immediate fate of material following release from the barge and subsequent descent to the ocean bottom. The second phase examines the long-term fate to determine whether local ocean currents are capable of eroding and transporting deposited material from the site to the reef area. Results of this study indicate the site to be dispersive and recommendations are made as to locations within the designated limits which will minimize the possibility of reef area effect as a result of the disposal operation. Disposal site classification, Sediment fate, Disposal site stability, Sediment transport, Dredged material.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Civil Engineering
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE