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2008-06-19 15:00:18

U.S. scientists say they've started a two-year experiment testing a new method of dealing with polluted sediment in coastal waterways. The University of New Hampshire researchers are in a polluted sediment mud flat at the edge of the Cocheco River near downtown Dover, N.H. Rather than dredging or burying the sediment under sand, the researchers are using geotextile mats to cap and stabilize the pollution in place. Led by Associate Professor Kevin Gardner and Research Assistant Professor...

2006-11-13 06:00:18

By Rona Kobell, The Baltimore Sun Nov. 13--The Maryland Port Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are proposing to spend more than $1 billion to rebuild two islands in the Chesapeake Bay -- the government's latest plan to use dredge spoil from shipping channels to enhance the environment. The two agencies propose to remove tons of silt and sediment from the state's waters, then haul it down the bay to create a 2,000-acre wildlife preserve at James Island, a spit of land...


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Mudflats
2013-04-19 21:07:34

Mudflats, or otherwise known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is left behind by tides or rivers. They’re found in sheltered regions such as bayous, lagoons, estuaries, and bays. Mudflats might be seen geologically as exposed layers of bay mud, a result from the deposition of estuarine silts, marine animal detritus, and clays. The majority of the sediment in a mudflat is within the intertidal zone, therefore the flat is submerged and exposed about twice per day. In...

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