Constructive Use of Dredged Sand,
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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Two obvious opportunities for constructive use of large volumes of dredged sand are beach preservation and offshore bar construction. Technology to place dredged sand directly on the beach has been developed and is now routinely used. Technology to place material offshore for distribution on the beach by natural forces has not yet matured. Some of the most comprehensive work was done by the Coastal Engineering Research Center in 1976 and 1978 using a split-hull hopper dredge for sand transport and placement. These experiments generally confirmed the feasibility of beach nourishment by placement of dredged sand in relatively shallow water.