Accession Number:

ADA604701

Title:

The Corps of Engineers National Regional Sediment Management Demonstration Program

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB

Report Date:

2004-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

PURPOSE. This Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note CHETN summarizes and updates the progress of the US Army Corps of Engineers National Regional Sediment Management RSM Demonstration ProgramDP implemented in Fiscal Year 2000 FY00. Sediment management at the regional scale is discussed, followed by information on each of the demonstration projects currently underway with informative sections regarding regional economics and benefits of RSM. BACKGROUND. Regional sediment management, in a very general sense, fits sediment management actions into the context of a regional plan. Sediment management actions are activities that affect the erosion or removal, transport, and deposition of sediment. Common actions include 1 dredging and placement, 2 building structures that divert or trap sediment, and 3 creating erosion protection for banks, shorelines, seabeds, and channel bottoms. A region is a defined area over which the sediment management actions will have a cumulative impact within the given time period of interest and with regard to the objectives of the plan Figure 1. The plan is an accepted set of goals and objectives compiled by a region s stakeholders to be accomplished by the set of sediment management actions. The regional plan s objectives can include physical, environmental, social, and political needs. The larger spatial and temporal frameworks of regional sediment management, as well as the range of disciplines required in most regional planning, result in numerous stakeholders with varied interests.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE