DREDGING IN THE GREAT LAKES--IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
The paper outlines the changes made, by the Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, in both dredging equipment and disposal methods to provide the desired environmental quality envisioned by Congressional law authorizing contained spoil disposal facilities for the Great Lakes. The impact of these changes has tended to increase the cost of providing adequate channels and harbors for navigation purposes. The paper reviews past dredging practices; results of a pilot program, conducted 1966-1969, intended to develop the most practicable methods for management of pollution problems related to dredging operations on the lakes; and equipment changes required to meet new dredging requirements.
- Presented at the SNAME Spring Meeting, Chicago, Ill., May 22-24, 1974.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Johnson, G A
- Cable, C C
- Publication Date: 1974-5
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Dredged materials; Dredges; Dredging; Hoppers; Pollution control; Waste disposal
- Old TRIS Terms: Hopper dredges; Pollution abatement measures
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00054084
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 5
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM