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  Dredging
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What's New
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Ohio EPA dig in on dredging dispute
Northeast Ohio Media Group (12/18)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency disagree over where to put sediment that's dredged from the bottom of the Cuyahoga River and Cleveland Harbor each year.

Another NE Ohio rebound: A busy year on the docks for Port Authority
Crain's Cleveland Business (12/14)
The Port Authority has seen the number of ships calling on the Port of Cleveland, Ohio, increase from 316 in 2013 to 360 so far in 2014, a 14% increase.

EPA to discuss continued cleanup of Kalamazoo River Superfund site at Dec. 11 public meeting
MLive (12/8)
Options being considered for next summer's Kalamazoo River cleanup will be the topic of a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers renews bid to dump sediment in Lake Erie
Northeast Ohio Media Group (11/25)
Months after the Ohio EPA blocked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from dumping dredged material from Cleveland Harbor in Lake Erie, the Corps has reinstated its request to place sediment in the open lake.

Cheboygan River dredging to begin next week
Cheboygan Daily Tribune (11/20)
A dredging project in the Cheboygan River should begin next week; dredge spoils will be dumped in Lake Huron.

Agencies look at disposing dredged silt from Cuyahoga River in Ohio
The Associated Press (11/10)
Ohio's environmental regulators and a federal agency that maintains Lake Erie's shipping channels have started talking about new ways to get rid of all the sediment that is dredged out of the Cuyahoga River.

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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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