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Beneficial Recharge Experiment - FD0605

Summary Objective:
Investigate saltmarsh recharge using a trickle charging technique that makes use of material available from typical maintenance dredging operations.

Key Customer Purpose:
Assess the usefulness, and cost-effectiveness, of trickle charging as a beneficial disposal of dredged material in order to reintroduce sediments into areas of saltmarsh that are receding whilst avoiding damage to existing flora, fauna and adjacent saltmarshes and mudflats.

Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1995

To: 1996

Cost: £28,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Institute of Oceanographic Sciences
Decision Making              
Flood and Coastal Defence              
Sustainable Development              
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management