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Beneficial use of dredgings - FD1009

Summary Objectives:-
To determine the dispersion of dredged silt from a sacrificial mound deposited low in the intertidal zone to test the hypothesis that the sediment will be redeposited, by natural processes, higher up the mudflat.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Evaluate the effectiveness of the 'trickle charge' method for combating mudflat erosion and provide guidance to the operating authorities on the beneficial use of muddy dredged material.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1997

To: 1999

Cost: £90,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
HR Wallingford Ltd
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management