Development: Army Corps' Programs Relevant to the Great Lakes
U.S. Army Corps Great Lakes Region
and Technical Support
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
This Army Corps' lab supports two primary research programs
Innovative Technologies for Treating
Contaminated Dredged Material
This paper describes innovative technologies for treating contaminated
dredged material for upland beneficial use and highlights examples of
such projects throughout the U.S. and overseas. The paper was prepared
for the Port of Long Beach, California. April, 2000
and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments (ARCS)
Contain an analyses of sediment treatment technologies based on a 5-year
study and demonstration project relating to the appropriate treatment
of toxic pollutants in bottom sediments in the Great Lakes. The ARCS program
was conducted by the Great Lakes National Program Office of the U.S. EPA
between 1988 and 1994.
SITE: Superfund Innovative Technology
This U.S. EPS program encourages the development and implementation of
innovative treatment technologies for hazardous waste site remediation
and monitoring and measurement.
Several research efforts underway or completed examine the relationship
between soil erosion and sediment control and dredging in the region.
- Great Lakes Sediment
Management Program develops sediment transport models for tributaries
to the Great Lakes that discharge to Federal navigation channels or
Areas of Concern.
- Toledo Harbor Pilot Project Final
Report examines the results of a two-year pilot study aimed at addressing
Toledo Harbor's dredging problems through a multi-part plan that includes
an extensive land treatment erosion control program to reduce the source
Economics and Sediments in the Maumee River Basin. Compiled by researchers
at Ohio State University, this web site includes research papers and
fact sheets regarding the benefits of soil erosion controls and the
costs associated with filter strips for soil erosion control in the
Maumee River Basin.