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What's New
Bill would loosen lake dredging regulations
Wisconsin Radio Network (2/4)
Legislation currently under consideration in Wisconsin would expand the rights of lakefront property owners. One provision of the complex and wide-ranging bill has to do with expanding dredging rights.

Bills loosening dredging requirements may impact area
The Ashland Daily Press (2/4)
Legislation currently working its way through the State Legislature has the potential to cause great environmental damage to Wisconsinís lakes, especially in northern Wisconsin, says George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.

EDITORIAL: U.S. Army Corps sinks to new low in Cuyahoga River dredge deception
Cleveland.com (1/24)
If the Army Corps is determined to ignore the law and to mislead Congress regarding Cuyahoga River dredge, then it's time for the White House to take command of the situation before this rogue agency does any more damage to the environment or the public's health.

Spat over Lake Erie sediment dumping far from being settled
Watertown Daily Times (1/12)
A long-running battle over dumping sediment dredged from harbors into Lake Erie still doesnít seem settled even after Congress weighed in on the debate.

$3.6 million cut from federal budget for dredging Cleveland Harbor; Port officials blame U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Plain Dealer (1/7)
The dispute between the Port of Cleveland, in Ohio, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers heated up again after Army brass obtained a cut of more than $3 million in funds budgeted for dredging the Cuyahoga river shipping channel.

Ohio Attorney General seeks public hearing on Army Corps' proposal to dump dredged material in Lake Erie
The Plain Dealer (12/19)
In Cleveland, Ohio, the Attorney General's office is again challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to dump sediment from the Cuyahoga River directly into 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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