Journal of Dredging Engineering

Volume 1, No. 1, March 1999

Official Journal of the Western Dredging Association


Notes from the Editor ………………………………………………………………………… 1

Lessons Learned from Sediment Remediation Projects in the United States – by

S.D. Garbaciak and D.A. Averett (SAMPLE ONLY) ………………………………………. 2

Optimization of Dredged Material Placement Needs Using the Sub-Channel

Placement Concept - by T.H. Wakeman, P.A. Dunlop, R.K. Mohan, D.C.Urso,

R.A. Sandiford, and P.R. Steele (SAMPLE ONLY) …………………………………………. 7

Notes for Contributors …………………………………………….…… …………………… 10


Dr. Ram K. Mohan (Editor), Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc., Baltimore, MD

Dr. Michael R. Palermo (Associate Editor), U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Sta., Vicksburg, MS

Dr. Robert E. Randall (Associate Editor), Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Dr. Thomas J. Fredette, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waltham, MA

Mr. Steve Garbaciak, Hartcrowser, Inc., Chicago, IL

Mr. Gregory L. Hartman, Hartman Consulting Corporation, Seattle, WA

Mr. William F. Pagendarm, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, Chicago, IL

Ms. Carol Sanders, Sanders & Associates, Inc., Kirkland, WA

Mr. Ancil Taylor, Bean Dredging Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA

Mr. Craig Vogt, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC

Dr. Thomas Wakeman, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York, NY

Mr. Wayne Young, Maryland Environmental Service, Annapolis, MD



Mr. Lawrence M. Patella (Executive Director), Port of Portland, Portland, OR

Mr. Albert J. Savage (Chairman), Mobile Pulley & Machine Works, Mobile, AL

Mr. Robert J. Hopman (President), Foster Wheeler Environmental Corporation, Linden, NJ

Mr. Gregory L. Hartman (1st Vice President), Hartman Consulting Corporation, Seattle, WA

Mr. Juan Valera (2nd Vice President), Puertos Mexicanos, Mexico

Ms. Carol Sanders (Secretary), Sandeers & Associates, Kirkland, WA

Mr. E. Dan Allen, Port of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Ms. Carol Ancheta, Environment Canada, Toronto, Canada

Mr. Edward H. Bond, Ellicott Machine Corporation, Baltimore, MD

Mr. Allen Dupont, T.L. James Company, New Orleans, LA

Mr. Barry Holliday, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC

Mr. Gary McFarlane, Mar-Land Engineering, _______, __

Mr. William F. Pagendarm, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, Chicago, IL

Mr. Steve Perkins, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, OR

Dr. Robert E. Randall, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Mr. Charles Settoon, Settoon Consulting, _____________, __

Mr. Ancil Taylor, Bean Dredging Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA

Mr. Craig Vogt, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC

Dr. Thomas Wakeman, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York, NY

Honorary Members - Mr. W.H. "Bill" Bauer, Mr. Herbert P. Bure, LTG. Joe N. Ballard



The Journal of Dredging is published by the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) to provide dissemination of technical and project information on dredging engineering topics. The peer-reviewed papers in this practice-oriented journal will present engineering solutions to dredging and placement problems, which are not normally available from traditional journals. Topics of interest includes, but is not limited to, dredging techniques, hydrographic surveys, dredge automation, dredge safety and instrumentation, design aspects of dredging projects, dredged material placement, environmental and beneficial uses of dredged material, contaminated sediments, litigation, economic aspects, and project case studies.






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Proceedings XIVth World Dredging Congress 1995, CEDA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 350-368.

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