Research and Development

This page lists the most recent research and development publications on dredging and related issues in the Great Lakes basin. Please contact us if you have any other publication to add to the list!

Dredging Activities

Selection of dredging projects for maximizing waterway system performance
Mitchell, K.N., B.X. Wang, and M. Khodakarami. 2013. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2330(1): 39-46
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Comparisons of bird, aquatic macroinvertebrate, and plant communities among dredged ponds and natural wetland habitats at Long Point, Lake Erie, Ontario
Schummer, M. L., J. Palframan, E. McNaughton, T. Barney, and S.A. Petrie. 2012. Wetlands, 32(5): 945-953
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The impact of dredging on heterogeneity and fish communities in agricultural streams of the greater Sandusky River watershed, Ohio
Becher, C. (2012). In Proceedings of the National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2012, Weber State University, Ogden, UT: 578-583
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Construction of shipping channels in the Detroit River: history and environmental consequences
Bennion, D.H., and B.A. Manny. 2011. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5122, 14 p.
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Improvements for dredging and dredged material handling
Randall, R.E, A.C. Drake, and W.A. Cenac. 2011. In Proceedings of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA XXXI) Technical Conference and Texas A&M University (TAMU 42) Dredging Seminar, Nashville, TN: 104-122
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Review of mechanical and hydraulic dredging at two sediment remediation sites
Wescott, J. 2011. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy: 16(9): 90-99
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Dredging processes and remedy effectiveness: Relationship to the 4 Rs of environmental dredging
Bridges, T.S., K.E. Gustavson, P. Schroeder, S.J. Ells, D. , S.C. Nadeau, M.R. Palermo, and C. Patmont. 2010. Integrated environmental assessment and management, 6(4): 619-630
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Application and validation of a GIS-based stream bank stability tool for the Great Lakes region
Stone, A.G., M.S. Riedel, T. Dahl, and J. Selegean. 2010. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 65(4): 92A-98A
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Assessing nutrient transport following dredging of agricultural drainage ditches
Smith, D.R., and C. Huang. 2010. Transactions of the ASABE, 53(2): 429-436
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Environmental aspects of dredging: what about air quality?
Anderson, M.J., and B.D. Barkdoll. 2009. In Proceedings of the 2009 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, MO: 3300–3309
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USACE technical guidelines for predicting the 3Rs of environmental dredging
Schroeder, P. 2009. In Proceedings XXIXth Western Dredging Congress, Honolulu, HI: 311-330
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Suspended Sediments

Dispersion of suspended sediment from dredging operations in the St. Clair River
Prodanovic, P. 2013 . TUC 2013: 121-125
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The effects of suspended sediment on walleye (Sander vitreus) eggs
Suedel, B.C., C.H. Lutz, J.U. Clarke, and D.G. Clarke. 2012. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 12(6): 995-1003
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Assessment of dredging-induced sedimentation effects on winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) hatching success: results of laboratory investigations
Berry, W.J., N.I. Rubinstein, E.K. Hinchey, G. Klein-Macphee, and D.G. Clarke. 2011. In Proceedings of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA XXXI) Technical Conference and Texas A&M University (TAMU 42) Dredging Seminar, Nashville, TN: 47-57
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Contaminated Sediments

Contaminated aquatic sediments
Jaglal, K. 2013. Water Environment Research, 85(10): 1678-1699
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Dredging and contaminant exposure to tree swallows nesting on the upper Mississippi River
Custer, T.W., P.M. Dummer, C.M. Custer, and D. Warburton. 2013. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 185(11): 9043-9053
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A scoping exercise to understand community perceptions of contaminated sediment remediation in the Sheboygan River area of concern
McCoy, C., and A. Morgan. 2012. Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, 26 p.
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Record of PCB congeners, sorbents and potential toxicity in core samples in Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal
Martinez, A., and K.C. Hornbuckle. 2011. Chemosphere, 85(3): 542-547
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A parametric model for estimating costs for remediating contaminated sediment sites using a dredging method – A budgetary & planning tool for decision-makers
Rosengard, J., J. Wallace, A. MacDonald, R. Lafrenz, and M. Otten. 2010. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy, 14(1): 247-257
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Assessing contaminated sediments in the context of multiple stressors
Burton, G. A., and E.L. Johnston. 2010. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry,29(12): 2625-2643
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PCB concentrations in walleyes and their prey from the Saginaw River, Lake Huron: a comparison between 1990 and 2007
Jude, D.J., R. Rediske, J. O’Keefe, S. Hensler, and J.P. Giesy. 2010. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 36(2): 267-276
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Efficiency of sediment quality guidelines for predicting toxicity: the case of the St. Lawrence river
Desrosiers, M., M.P. Babut, M. Pelletier, C. Bélanger, S. Thibodeau, and L. Martel. 2010. Integrated environmental assessment and management, 6(2): 225-239
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Polychlorinated biphenyls in the surficial sediment of Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal, Lake Michigan
Martinez, A., K. Norström, K. Wang, and K.C. Hornbuckle. 2010. Environment international, 36(8): 849-854
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In-situ capping of contaminated sediments with organophilic clay
Jim Olsta, P. E. 2010. Ports, 2010: 603-610
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Gender difference in walleye PCB concentrations persists following remedial dredging
Madenjian, C. P., D.J. Jude, R.R. Rediske, J.P. O’Keefe, and G.E. Noguchi. 2009. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 35(3): 347-352
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Segregation of the PAH-contaminated fraction of hydraulically dredged sediment
Zhao, X., L. Drumm, K. Yin, and K.J. Rockne. 2009. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 135(5): 291-298
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Remediating contaminated sediments in the Ashtabula Harbor as part of the Ashtabula River area of concern: a collaboration success story-9521
Rule, R. W., and P.E. Matthew Snyder. In Proceedings of WM 2009, Phoenix, AZ: 4275-4289
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Sediment remediation impacts on macroinvertebrate community structure: assessing the success of urban stream restoration
Nederveld, L. B. 2009. Masters Theses, Grand Valley State University. 77 p.
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Dredged Material Management

Erie Pier: Finding sustainable markets for dredged materials
Brannan, R. L., J. Skurla, and S. Castleberry. 2014. Journal of Business Case Studies (JBCS), 10(2): 121-130
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Ecological risk assessment (ERA) of open-water disposal of sediment to support the management of dredging project in the St. Lawrence River
Desrosiers, M., L. Martel, L. Boudreau, M. Cormier, C. Gagnon, S. Lepage, S. Masson, P. Michon, M. Pelletier, S. Thibodeau, G. Triffault-Bouchet, and M.P. Babut. 2012. In Contaminated Sediments: Restoration of Aquatic Environment, STP1554: 105-125
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Risk-based approaches to the development of screening criteria for beneficial use of dredged material
Bailey, S. E., D. E. Averett, and P. R. Schroeder. 2012. DOER Technical Notes Collection, ERDC TN-DOER-D14. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. 30 p.
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Longshore sediment movement and supply along the US shoreline of Lake Erie
Morang, A., M.C. Mohr, and C.M. Forgette. 2011. Journal of Coastal Research, 27(4): 619-635
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Sustainable confined disposal facilities for long-term management of dredged material
Rosati, J.D., T.L. Welp, L.T. Lee, W.V. Gwin, and D.E. Averett. 2010.  DOER Technical Notes Collection, ERDC TN-DOER-D10. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. 23 p.
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