Summary of Measurement Protocols for Sediment Resuspended from Dredging Operations
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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A detailed review of published reports on sediment release from dredging operations revealed that field measurement methods were inconsistent and frequently failed to result in the collection of all the data required to assess releases and mechanisms of releases from different types of dredges working in different sediment conditions such as cohesive, noncohesive, and rock materials. The inconsistencies prevented direct and meaningful comparison of the measurements, thus reducing their value. This data vacuum indicated the urgent need for a set of standard field measurement protocols to provide calibration data. HR Wallingford Ltd. and Dredging Research Ltd. authored Protocol for the Field Measurement of Sediment Release from Dredgers in August 2003. This document was made available to the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center ERDC through a cooperative research contract. This technical note is intended to summarize the content, layout, and capabilities of the Protocol report also referred to as the TASS Protocol it does not replace the Protocol or serve as a substitute for the Protocol. Use of any content herein should be undertaken only after consulting the Protocol Report. Portions of this technical note are taken verbatim from the Protocol document. All content within this document is cited to Protocol for the Field Measurement of Sediment Release from Dredgers by HR Wallingford Ltd. and Dredging Research Ltd. The Protocol is available for download from the ERDC.
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