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O & M of Dredge Containment

John Huang, Ph.D., PE and John Poullain, PE

This two-hour online course provides general guidelines and practices for the planning and operation and management of confined dredged material disposal areas. Containment area dikes, effluent weirs and inflow inlets are discussed. While the selection of dredging equipment is important for efficiency and economy in dredging, selection, location, operation and management is of equal or greater importance in determining viability and service life of a project. Consideration must be given to the compatibility of the containment for future land disposal or development. Construction and remedial activities performed at the construction sites must comply with federal, state and local regulations to protect water quality, fish and animal habitat.

The student will understand the procedures for planning and operation and maintenance of confined disposal areas for dredge material and the associated benefits and limitations. Design factors include types of dredge material, shape, size, weirs, and inflow inlets of containment areas. Timing of dredge material placement and methods for placement are discussed. The student will also become familiar with the management of dredge flow into and from containment areas by adjusting the weirs, outlets, interior dikes and containment cell arrangements to improve settlement.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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