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Completed Projects: Monitoring of Thin-Layer Placement of Material Dredged from Bogues Bay Channel in Virginia

PIs: Barnard, Priest, O'Brien

Funding Agency: US Army Corps of Engineers

Period: 8/7/03 – 9/30/04

Amount: $33,631

This project involves assessment of the impacts of spray dredging with disposal onto intertidal salt marshes in the Chincoteague Bay area. Plant communities and dredged material placement will be monitored over several years to develop management guidance for potential wider use of this disposal method. This project is the first phase of the study and incorporates the preliminary survey work and the initial post dredging followup.