Dredged material is a manageable resource suitable for a wide variety of uses. Thousands of cases of such uses have been documented in North America. Urban managers, land use planners, and engineers recognize the contribution of this resource to the establishment of new parkland; expansion of ports, airports, and other infrastructure foundations; and availability of topsoil for parks, golf courses, and landfills. Conservationists see the benefits of dredged material in restoring degraded or lost habitat and in some cases creating new habitat. The opportunities of innovative uses by entrepreneurs are unlimited. This article provides further details on the use of dredged material in the following areas: commercial, industrial, and urban uses; recreational grounds and beaches; natural resources - wetlands and habitats; agriculture uses; and manufactured soil.


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Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 43-45,62
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 184
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723799
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 10 1996 12:00AM