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Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)

Works: 159 works in 280 publications in 1 language and 3,375 library holdings
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Most widely held works about Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)
Most widely held works by Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)
Nesting and migration areas of birds of the U.S. Great Lakes (30 April to 25 August 1976)( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upland habitat development with dredged material : engineering and plant propagation by L. Jean Hunt( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Productive land use of dredged material containment areas : planning and implementation considerations by Michael R Walsh( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report synthesizes information from Task 5D of the US Army Corps of Engineers' Dredged Material Reseauch Program. This task examined the concept of using dredged material to create land and concurrently assessed the economic, technical, environmental, institutional, legal, and social incentives and constraints on the development of dredged material containmnent areas. The creation of productive land with dredged material is particularly attractive, because this option provides dor the disposal of dredged material and addtional benefits can be realized from the new land itself. This concept requires the planner/engineer to combine confined land disposal practices with sound land use planning for successful project implementation. To help planners/engineers deal with the productive land use alternatives, the DMRP sougjt to identify critical items that should be addressed during the planning process. These items are physical planning elements encompassing the physical features of potential containment areas that affect project feasibility, land use planning principles that should guide planners in both disposal and subsequent use planning, and finally an overall set of implementation factors that provide a framework for ensuring that project planners address all concerns that affect project implementation. Also contained are guides on the legal framework in which the Corps must work for successful land use of dredged material containment areas and on a system for economic evaluation of land created from disposal areas so that ultimate land use might be included in the final economic evaluation. Finally the report delineates and discusses seven policy and five planning issues that must be resolved at the Corps' policy and planning development level if the Corps is to assume a more active role in disposal-productive use planning for containment areas
Treatment of contaminated dredged material by William D Barnard( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Task 6B of the Dredged Material Research Program (DMRP) was established to evaluate physical, chemical, and/or biological processes for treating contaminated dredged material to minimize the environmental impact of open-water and confined disposal operations. Although the majority of the sediments dredged in the United States are not contaminated by significantly high levels of harmful chemical constituents, in some cases treatment may be a necessary part of the dredging or disposal operation. This report synthesizes the results of seven contract research studies and provides an overview of the problems associated with treating dredged material slurries generated by hydraulic dredging operations. Site-specific treatment problems may be encountered on some operations where a process that was not evaluated in this program may appear to be applicable. In these cases, the advice of consultants specializing in process design should be obtained. Regardless of the nature and magnitude of the treatment problem, it is imperative to consider the compatibility of all the components of the dredging operation, including excavation, transportation, and disposal/treatment, as a total integrated system and not as separate components
Wetland habitat development with dredged material : engineering and plant propagation : final report by Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marsh habitat development using dredged material as a subsrats was shown by the Dredged Material Research Program (DMRP) to often be a feasible alternative to traditional dredged material disposal operations. This report synthesizes pertinent literature and research of the DMRP including six major marsh development field sites: Windmill Point in the James River, Virginia; Buttermilk Sound on the coast of Georgia; Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston Bay, Texas; Miller Sands, Columbia River, Oregon; Drake Wilson Island in Apalachicola Bay, Florida; and Salt Pond No.3, South San Francisco Bay, California. Guidelines for developing marsh habitat are presented: a) planning the project in relation to the proposed site and project goals; b) engineering construction of the site including dredging operations; c) propagation, maintenance, and monitoring of the site as habitat, including potential problems that may be encountered; and d) costs. Emphasis is placed on two major areas: engineering and plant propagation. Engineering aspects and design of potential sites are discussed and include protective and retention structures, substrate and foundation characteristics, dredging operations, and elevation and drainage requirements. Phases of plant propagation are detailled in the text and tables: selecting plant species for the site, collecting and storing plant materials, selecting a propagule type, planting the site, maintaining and monitoring the site, pilot studies, costing the work, and allowing natural colonization. A synopsis of 28 plant species discussing their characteristics, value, and potential use on dredged material in included as an appendix. Tables of 115 selected plant species showing best propagules; occurrence by region and whether now occurring on dredged material; growth requirements; propagule handling methods; soil, salinity, and inundation tolerances; and other pertinent information are given
Colonial nesting sea and wading bird use of estuarine islands in the Pacific Northwest( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three natural and dredged material islands were examined in seven locations from Anacortes, Washington, to Coos Bay, Oregon, to establish the relationships between plant communities and use by colonial nesting waterbirds for both types of islands, as well as the actual bird use of dredged material islands in the Pacific Northwest. Nine islands were found to be used for nesting by one or a combination of glaucous-winged gulls, western-glaucous-winged (hybrid) gulls, ring-billed gulls, Caspian terns, and common terns. Colonies of great blue herons were found on two islands 61 and 97 km from the mouth of the Columbia River. Habitat maps were prepared for each island studied and detailed floristic descriptions of each bird colony evaluated. Colony location, breeding phenology, and nesting success were analyzed with respect to existing flora, environmental stress, island physiography, and human disturbance. Results showed that although dredged material deposition influenced an island's physical dimensions, topography, and substrate, plant communities were physiognomically similar to natural islands. Seabird colonization occurred irrespective of dredging history
An introduction to habitat development on dredged material by Hanley Kerfoot Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habitat development using dredged material offers an alternative dredged material disposal method that is often feasible from biological, engineering, and economic standpoints. Careful use of this alternative could significantly increase the extent of wetland and wildlife resources in many parts of the United States. Four general habitats are suitable for establishment on dredged material: marsh, upland, island, and aquatic. Marsh establishment has received more attention than any other habitat development alternative, and techniques have been developed to enable careful planning, design, and propagation of these habitats. Terrestrial habitat development is primarily the application of established wildlife management and soil reclamation procedures at a particular disposal area. The feasibility of both the marsh and terrestrial habitat development alternatives has been documented in numerous field and laboratory studies. Island habitat development uses a standard technique to dispose of dredged material and create exceptionally important wildlife habitat. This is often a viable alternative that can be greatly improved by management techniques. The development of aquatic habitats, such as seagrass meadows and oyster flats, on dredged material appears to offer significant potential for the creation of highly productive biological communities and at the same time provide for large disposal quantities; however, aquatic habitat development is largely untested in the field
Development and management of avian habitat on dredged material islands by Robert F Soots( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven regional DMRP studies were conducted throughout Corps of Engineers-maintained waterways to determine dredged material island use by nesting waterbirds and the succession of vegetation on these islands as affected by bird use, to compare diked and undliked islands and natural and man-made islands and sites, and to study migratory and year-round use of dredged material islands. These data and pertinent management information are synthesized in this report. Recommendations and guidelines for management of existing dredged material islands and creation of new islands are set forth by the authors. Five major factors determining selection for waterbird colony sites on dredged material islands are set forth: isolation from predators and humans, habitat diversity, nesting substrate stability, species behavioral characteristics, and species feeding and foraging habits. Management for waterbird colonies has been proven feasible and may be accomplished by several important factors: a) incorporation of management plants into routine dredging operations, b) interagency and intraagency cooperation, and c) public education and cooperation. It was determined that dredged material islands are often crucial habitat for colonial waterbirds and should be maintained and managed as such
Upland and wetland habitat development with dredged material : ecological considerations by John D Lunz( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional habitat development and preservation priorities should be established by identifying target populations, groups, or communities and their support populations in an ecosystem context. Properly planned dredged material habitats can be both visually and functionally compatible with preexisting natural habitats. The character of any upland, island, wetland, or aquatic habitat is determined by both physical (geomorphological, hydrological, climatological) and ecological (succession, competition, predation) principles. Properly planned disposal operations serve to modify physical conditions and thereby influence (with some predictability) biological responses. Chemically enriched (polluted) dredged material can be used to develop productive fish and wildlife habitats if available information about mechanisms affecting chemical solubilization and biological availability is incorporated into project design. Consequences of habitat displacement are not easily avoided because of limited understanding about the relative value of various sizes and configurations of specific habitat types. An awarenes of existing information describing the value of habitat types to management target resources together with studies designed to clarify specific target population-habitat interactions provides the only insurance against cumulative reduction in fish and wildlife resources. Blanket habitat development policies used in lieu of consideration of the unique qualities of each ecosystem should be avoided. (Author)
Transformations of heavy metals and plant nutrients in dredged sediments as affected by oxidation reduction potential and pH : final report by Robert P Gambrell( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparison of plant succession and bird utilization on diked and undiked dredged material islands in North Carolina estuaries by James F Parnell( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This project consisted of a comparison of plant succession and bird utilization on diked and undiked dredged material islands in North Carolina estuaries. After a site is diked, deposition of dredged material may be delayed for several years or it may occur immediately. Unfilled diked islands that were studied had a complex topographic zonation. Plant succession was highly variable on these unfilled sites, with topography, substrate particle size, and availability of water being major causative factors. Plant succession on diked and filled sites was similar to that on undiked islands except that dikes tended to vegetate more quickly than did the deposits on outer portions of undiked sites. Only the least and gull-billed terns were found nesting predominantly on diked sites, with most nesting gulls and terns locating the majority of their breeding colonies on undiked sites. Fifteen to 30 years will be required for thickets suitable for wading bird colonies to develop on diked islands in North Carolina. Based on observations in New Jersey, it is expected that wading birds will use diked sites when appropriate habitat becomes available. No positive values of dikes relative to nesting colonial birds were discovered. One hundred forty-two species of shorebirds, waterfowl, and land birds were recorded on diked islands, while 94 species were found on undiked sites. Heaviest use was during fall migration. The increased avian diversity of diked over undiked sites paralleled the increased temporary diversity of habitats on diked sites
Use of dredged material islands by colonial seabirds and wading birds in Texas by Allan H Chaney( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this study was to aid personnel of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in assessing the environmental impact of dredged material disposal sites by gathering information on those islands in Texas waters. Thirty-four islands were selected for detailed study, 17 in the Galveston-Houston area and 17 in the upper Laguna Madre near Corpus Christi. The following investigative activities were concluded: (1) the islands were photographed, visited by boat, and measured as to elevation and area; (2) over 3000 soil samples were taken; (3) the vegetation on each island was identified, measured, and quantified in over 3000 quadrats; (4) plant communities were identified and vegetation maps of each island were constructed; (5) birds using the islands as nesting sites were identified and their nests were monitored; (6) location of colonies was plotted on island maps and nesting information was summarized and placed in tabular form; (7) islands, birds, and vegetation were related to each other and discussed; (8) the numbers and species of nesting birds were compared with those nesting on natural sites in each area and for the entire Texas coast; and (9) recommendations were made concerning island construction, maintenance, and management in relation to nesting seabirds and wading birds
Executive overview and detailed summary by Roger T Saucier( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognizing a need for a comprehensive nationwide research program on the effects of dredged material disposal, Congress authorized and the Corps of Engineers accomplished the Dredged Material Research Program (DMRP). Over 250 individuals studies were conducted between 1973 and 1978 at a cost of $32.8 million. In contrast to previous largely site-specific project investigations, these studies were generic in nature with the intent of developing methods of predicting effects before a project is carried out. Results of conceptual and laboratory studies were tested in the field under actual project conditions to improve the applicability of the predictive capability. Specific goals of the DMRP were to define the water quality and biological effects of open-water, upland, and wetland disposal; improve the effectiveness and acceptance of confined land disposal where it is a desirable alternative; test and evaluate concepts of wetland and upland habitat development using dredged material; and develop and test concepts of using dredged material as a productive natural resource. The large volume of information generated in pursuit of these goals has been transmitted to Corps operating elements in various formats, incorporated into formal directives, and used extensively in the criteria and guidelines established for regulatory programs. The most significant overall conclusion to be drawn from the DMRP is that no single disposal alternative (e.g., open-water disposal, confined upland disposal) is presumptively suitable for a geographic region or group of projects
Trace and toxic metal uptake by marsh plants as affected by Eh, pH, and salinity by R. P Gambrell( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A laboratory study was conducted to develop and refine methods for growing marsh plants under conditions of controlled pH, redox potential (oxidation-reduction conditions) and salinity as well as to determine the effects of these physicochemical conditions in the rooting medium on trace and toxic metal availability to plants. Reasonably successful methods were developed for growing marsh plants in the experimental systems. The successful methods as well as procedures which were not successful are discussed as are techniques for overcoming many of the experimental difficulties
Research study for the development of dredged material disposal criteria : final report by G. Fred Lee( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confined disposal area effluent and leachate control : laboratory and field investigations : final report by Kenneth Y Chen( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technical report D( )

in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook for terrestrial wildlife habitat development on dredged material by Ocean Data Systems( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State-of-the-art survey and evaluation of marsh plant establishment techniques : induced and natural by John A Kadlec( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dredged Material Research Program

U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. Dredged Material Research Program

United States. Dredged Material Research Program

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