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Monitoring Cruise at the Centeral Long Island Sound Disposal Site. June 1991

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Science Applications International Corporation SAIC conducted a monitoring survey at the Central Long Island Sound CLIS Disposal Site from 18 to 23 JUNE 1991 as part of the DAMOS Disposal Area Monitoring System Program. The objectives of the June 1991 field operations were to map the distribution and thickness of the dredged material in the areas that received project materials after the 1990 DAMOS survey CLIS-90 and CS-90-1 and to evaluate the status of inactive mounds MQR, NHAV-74, CLIS-88, CLIS-89, CS-1 and FVP. Surveying and monitoring techniques included precision bathymetry, REMOTS sediment-profile photography, CTD and dissolved oxygen information, and sediment grab samples. In September 1990, the CLIS disposal buoy was deployed at 41 deg 9.212N, 72 deg 53.25W. Barges released approximately 59,000 m3 of dredged material at this location between September 1990 and May 1991. It was predicted that a new disposal mound would form at this location. During the 19891990 disposal season, barges released 8.730 m3 of additional dredged material at CS-90-1 to increase cap thickness. The precision bathymetric survey detected a small, newly formed disposal mound at the CLIS-90 buoy location. The addition of 8,730 m3 of material to the CS-90-1 was detectable in the bathymetric survey as two 20cm thick areas of accumulation. REMOTS sediment-profile photography detected the presence of dredged material at all stations within the survey area. Fresh or recent dredged material, identified by sedimentary fabric and shallow apparent RPD Redox Potential depths, was several hundred meters away from the active mounds. The limit of the dredged material mound, as mapped acoustically, was within a 100 m radius of the CLIS-90 buoy location.

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  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing

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