FD1009 - Beneficial use of dredgings

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/08/1997
End date:31/07/1999
Contractor:
  • HR Wallingford Ltd
Contact:
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.