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What's New
Army Corps of Engineers wants resolution to Cleveland harbor dredging problems
The Plain Dealer (4/2)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers experts are in Cleveland seeking a scientific consensus on how to safely dispose of sediment that's dredged from Cleveland harbor to keep it deep enough to service commercial ships.

COMMENTARY: Georgian Bay water drop: Where did the water go?
Peterborough This Week (4/2)
In the middle Great Lakes, water levels have been dropping steadily over the course of only a few generations and they show no sign of stopping, but if sills are successfully installed, things could get better.

EDITORIAL: Army Corps must surrender on Lake Erie dredge dumping
The Plain Dealer (4/1)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be in Cleveland to discuss its proposed "open lake placement of dredged material from the upper Cuyahoga River," which dumps dredged material into Lake Erie.

Caucus of Lake Erie legislators urges Ohio EPA to reject plan to dump Cuyahoga dredgings into the lake
The Plain Dealer (3/27)
Legislators in the Lake Erie Caucus have asked the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to reject a permit application to dump material dredged from the Cuyahoga River into Lake Erie.

Army Corps OKs money to address Great Lakes' 'hole in the dike'
Journal Sentinel (3/17)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set aside a small amount of money this year to install water-slowing structures on the St. Clair River to try and decrease the effects of evaporation.

Congresswoman fights against Lake Erie dumping (USA)
Dredging Today (3/17)
Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge has sent a letter to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, asking it to reject a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discharge dredged material into the open waters of Lake Erie.

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General Resources
Coastal Engineering Advisory Services Program
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
The programs goals are to develop a method for more precise, cost-effective measurement of the areas of contaminated sediment and to provide an improved, more accurate method to evaluate the risk to coastal properties from high water and storms.

Dredging Projects
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Great Lakes Regional Headquarters
This site explains the dredging process and links to sites with more Great Lakes dredging information.

Environmental Dredging
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Great Lakes Regional Headquarters
Contaminated sediments have been dredged for environmental remediation at more than 30 Great Lakes sites. (Section 312 of WRDA 1990, as amended.)

Great Lakes Dredging Team
The GLDT is a partnership of federal and state agencies created to assure that the dredging throughout the Great Lakes is conducted in a timely and cost-effective manner while meeting environmental protection, restoration and enhancement goals.

Great Lakes Tributary Modeling Program
A cooperative initiative of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Great Lakes Regional Headquarters) and the Great Lakes Commission to develop sediment transport models for tributaries to the Great Lakes that discharge to federal navigation channels or Areas of Concern.

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Publications
Dredging and the Great Lakes
Great Lakes Commission and Great Lakes Dredging Team
A booklet published in October 1999 that highlights issues such as the beneficial use of dredged material, the role of sedimentation, the dredging connection with commercial navigation and the citizen's role in the dredging process.

Great Lakes Dredged Material Testing & Evaluation Manual
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
A regional testing manual for evaluating potential impacts of contaminants from dredged material proposed for discharge to the Great Lakes, connecting channels and tributaries.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Agencies and Organizations, Maritime
GLIN: Contaminated Sediments in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Ecosytem Management in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Maritime in the Great Lakes Region

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