Beneficial Use of Dredged Material in the Great Lakes

Download PDF | Published March 2013

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.

This document replaces Waste To Resource: Beneficial Use of Great Lakes Dredged Material, which was published in August 2001.