- NEW! Beneficial Use of Dredged Material in the Great Lakes
Each year, navigation dredging in the Great Lakes produces two to three million cubic yards of sediment from the dredging of numerous federal Great Lakes ports, recreational harbors, and connecting channels maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Much of the material dredged in the Great Lakes for navigation is clean enough to be managed not as a burden but as a sustainable resource: a commodity with value. Published by the Great Lakes Dredging Team, March 2013.
This document replaces Waste To Resource: Beneficial Use of Great Lakes Dredged Material, which was published in August 2001.
- Great Lakes Navigation Five Year Development Plan
The Five Year Development Plan (FYDP) was developed to guide the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in planning for Great Lakes navigation system needs over a given five-year span, defined in this report as the years 2007-2012. The intent is to establish a program that thoroughly engages stakeholders and focuses resources on the system's most critical needs in terms of reducing risk and providing optimal reliability. The goal of the program is to maximize benefits using a cohesive, basin-wide approach and then to structure funding requirements accordingly. Published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2006.
- Great Lakes Fact Sheets
The U.S. Army Corps' Great Lakes Navigation Team has created draft Project Fact Sheets for key harbors on the Great Lakes. The Fact Sheets include information on key harbor features, project needs, including dredging, consequences of not maintaining the project, and the importance of the project to transportation. Published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2006.
- Dredging on the Great Lakes
Authored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District, the Great Lakes Commission and the
Lake Carriers Association, this 2-page tri-fold brochure covers dredging basics specific to the Great Lakes region, such as dredging requirements, funding and economic impact.
- Annotated Bibliography for Upland Testing and Evaluation
The annotated bibliography serves as a companion document to the Regional Framework document. It includes all the references cited in the framework and many additional ones that might be useful in evaluating dredged material for beneficial uses. Published by the Great Lakes Commission, 2004
- Great Lakes Dredging Booklet
This is a full-color, illustrated booklet 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. A product of the Great Lakes Dredging Team. October 1999.
- Decisionmaking Process for Dredged Material Management
This document developed by the Great Lakes Dredging Team describes the decision making process used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine the appropriate method(s) for management of dredged material from federal navigation projects. It also describes the key environmental laws and regulations involved in this process, and the responsibilities of other federal and state resource agencies and local proponents in this decision making process. A flow chart (pdf) provides a visual overview of the decisionmaking process for dredged material management, including the agencies and legislative authorities involved. January, 1999.
- Living with the Lakes
Great Lakes boaters and shoreline property owners have seen dramatic lake level fluctuations in recent years. What causes these fluctuations? Can anyone predict when the current low levels will rise? Can lake levels be controlled? How can shoreline property be protected? Dozens of experts in hydrology, lake level modeling, coastal management, engineering and resource policy answer these and other questions in Living with the Lakes, a joint product of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Great Lakes Commission. Originally published in November 1999; reprinted in February 2000.
An Assessment of the U.S. Marine Transportation System: A Report to Congress, September 1999
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