A Study of the Effectiveness of Various Sedimentation Solutions and Practices

Author(s): Davis, T.

This report will show the effectiveness of various types of solutions and practices used to reduce, prevent or change sedimentation patterns within areas of navigational interest. Most modern shipping facilities maintain deeper depths than occur naturally to accommodate the size of the world’s ever growing merchant vessel. Deepening of such facilities such as anchorage basins, ship channels, etc are usually met with sediment deposition, which must be removed or prevented to maintain efficient shipping operations. Maintenance dredging has become the primary tool for the upkeep of underwater navigation dimensions, but it also has a number of downfalls in its operation, which has become more prevalent over the years. Likely, the most obvious problem with dredging is the lack of a permanent solution, for maintenance dredging removes unneeded sediment rather than addressing the processes creating deposition. Many other concerns are associated with maintenance dredging such as: expensive operation costs, difficulty to secure small contracts, downtimes in shipping operations and worries of ecological distress. These problems have created interest in solutions or practices to reduce or prevent the amount of sediment deposition within maintained depth facilities and ultimately reduce the amount of maintenance dredging needed, which may result in significant economic benefits.


Technical Presentations

  • Delta Water Quality
  • Delta Water and Agriculture
  • Wetlands
  • Water Quality
  • Sediments
  • Non-Point
  • Management and Sustainability
  • Wood Treatment
  • Modeling
  • Soil and Water Treatment


Responsible Site Design: Implementing Innovative Stormwater Management Strategies

The primary goal of the workshop is to create a dynamic learning experience that examines the role of stormwater management in the built environment. The workshop will focus on integrating ecologically sound water management approaches into site design. After the workshop, attendees will be familiar with the following concepts and technical issues:

  • Knowledge of the stormwater treatment chain
  • Knowledge of the impact of land use codes on stormwater management
  • Application of a design process that mitigates the effects of stormwater on-site
  • Knowledge of the relationship between land use codes and design for innovative stormwater management


For information contact:
Jessie Schmidt
Box 9680
Mississippi State, MS 39762