Dredging Operations

The Project Applicant will develop and implement a dredging operations and dredging materials management plan to minimize the effects that could occur during dredging operations and material reuse and disposal. The plan will describe a sampling program for conducting physical and chemical analyses of sediments before disturbance. It also will describe BMPs to be implemented during dredging operations. BMPs might include (e.g., using less intrusive dredging procedures, properly containing dredging spoils and water, using silt curtains, using methods to minimize turbidity, and timing dredging activity to coincide with low flows). The plan also will describe methods to evaluate the suitability of dredged material for reuse and disposal.