Research has been carried out in the Netherlands into the effects of dredging on the environment. Of those factors that determine the environmental effects, the first to receive attention was the turbidity caused by dredging activity. Turbidity measurements were made in the vicinity of dredgers. On the basis of these more or less standard measurements, it was possible to identify classes of relative turbidity. The classification is based on three groups of conditions: the nature of the soil; the dredger; and the hydrodynamic conditions and water quality. This article, which focuses on the dredging of rivers and estuaries, presents the results of some of the measurements and offers recommendations on the reduction of turbidity. Although the research was carried out in the Netherlands, the findings can be applied to situations elsewhere.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Pennekamp, J G
    • Quaak, M P
  • Publication Date: 1990-4

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  • Accession Number: 00660116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM