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Accession Number ADA601690
Title Barren Island Dredged Material Placement for Regional Sediment Management.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 13p
Personal Author R. N. Blama
Abstract This Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note (CHETN) describes activities that have occurred in the Chesapeake Bay to assist with Regional Sediment Management (RSM) activities by the US Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District, Baltimore, MD. The Baltimore District employs the beneficial use of dredged material, specifically at Barren Island in the Chesapeake Bay, to prevent erosion of the remote island. This CHETN describes the beneficial use of dredged material at Barren Island. Finding a cost- effective, environmentally acceptable disposal site for the dredged materials is a challenge for all dredging projects, particularly for small navigational dredging projects. One such project is the Honga River and Tar Bay small navigation project in the Chesapeake Bay. An eroding barrier island that is protecting the mainland is located close to this Federal project. This technical note describes the use of geotextile tubes and dredged material to accomplish the Baltimore District s Operation and Maintenance (O&M) dredging mission for the Federal navigation project, while also using the material dredged from that project to prevent further erosion at Barren Island. Beneficial use of dredged material is one component of RSM activities in the Baltimore District.
Keywords Barren island
Chesapeake bay
Cost effectiveness
Dredged materials
Regional sediment management

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 68C - Solid Wastes Pollution & Control
68D - Water Pollution & Control
48G - Hydrology & Limnology
41G - Quality Control & Reliability
Corporate Author Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS. Coastal Hydraulics Lab.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Technical note.
NTIS Issue Number 1422
Contract Number N/A

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