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Dredging & Marine Construction
DREDGING “Those projects are designed to use material dredged from one site and then utilize it for coastal restoration rather than wasting it through ocean dumping or some other type of disposal. It’s good policy; now more widely accepted in the environmental community. Therefore, we’ll push for more of this in the coming years.” – William P. Doyle, CEO & Executive Director of the
Dredging Contractors of America 7. Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary section of the Neches and Sabine Rivers.
Location: Charleston Harbor, SC Highpoints:
Summary: Dredged material from the Charleston Har- • Provides an opportunity to remove bor Post-45 Deepening Project would be placed at Crab sedimentation from Hurricane Harvey,
Bank to restore and enhance 80 acres of island at an im- maintenance not currently performed due portant seabird sanctuary to support shore bird habitat. to a lack of placement sites.
Highpoints: • Possible storm risk management for • USACE emphasizes that “this project has petrochemical facilities and local communities.
received approval to use higher fnes content • The chance to build on established local partnerships.
dredged material through extensive coordination with natural resource agencies.” 9. Grays Harbor South Jetty Sand Placement Pilot Project • Non-uniform placement builds topographic Location: Seattle, WA variation and habitat diversity. Summary: Dredged material from the Grays Har- • Rebuilding will protect the salt marsh by bor Federal Navigation Channel will be placed using dissipating wave energy. pump ashore capability from hopper dredge to restore • Development of numerous recreational and the eroded beach and primary dune along the shoreline educational opportunities. south of Grays Harbor and will assist in protecting the south jetty.
8. Hickory Cove Marsh Restoration and Living Shoreline Highpoints:
Location: Sabine, TX • Restore habitat for endangered snowy plover,
Summary: Dredged material from a portion of the razor clam, Dungeness Crab, and forage fsh.
Sabine-Neches Waterway will be placed to restore 1200 • Improve coastal storm risk management acres of emergent marsh habitat important to wintering a large portion of (about 25%) of municipal property.
migratory waterfowl and resident water birds along a 6 • Take advantage of collaborative local mile reach of the Sabine Neches Waterway at the inter- government planning.
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