Sediment removal is used for deepening, and secondarily to remove
nutrient-rich or contaminated sediments and to control macrophyte infesta-
Sediment removal projects require careful planning, design, and con-
struction since the costs may be considerable and there is potential for
negative environmental impacts.
A summary of the method is given
iment analysis, and containment area design.
in Table 5.
Summary of Sediment Removal
Nutrient-rich or contaminated sediments.
Sediments are removed.
Years, if dredged deeply and/or sediment income
Improper disposal design may lead to release of
or discharge of turbid water with high
turbidity, nutrient content, and oxygen demand.
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