Accession Number:

ADA456816

Title:

Erodibility Study of Passaic River Sediments Using USACE Sedflume

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Report Date:

2006-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

Erodibility experiments were performed on sediments obtained over a 15-mile stretch of the Lower Passaic River, NJ, to assess remediation options and prioritize remediation as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys Superfund remedial investigation. A total of 28 sediment cores were extracted from 14 locations on the Passaic River. Measurements of erodibility were performed with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sedflume to determine erosion as a function of depth for different shear stresses. Additionally, bulk density, organic content, and grain-size distribution as a function of depth were determined.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE