The largest dam removal in U.S. history, the deconstruction of the Klamath Dam is slated to begin this summer.
Articles Tagged: sediment
Sediments are a natural part of river ecosystems, and many organisms depend on them for spawning, habitat, or capturing prey. However, large sediment loads can adversely affect ecosystem health. Sediment transport studies can be used to establish baseline sediment concentrations and monitor for acute and long-term changes.
Turbidity measurement is commonly accepted as a surrogate for sediment monitoring because it is convenient and relatively simple. However, some cases may call for more precise measurement of sediment concentrations. For these situations, real-time monitoring systems for total suspended solids (TSS) or suspended sediment concentration (SSC) are available.
Data collection is an important part of the monitoring process for dredge projects because accurate data ensures compliance with regulations.
Minnesota State University
Researchers at Minnesota State University set out to investigate what effects a new weir might have on the water quality downstream.
Los Alamos Technical Associates
A barge-mounted hydraulic dredge was used to remove the contaminated sediment, which was pumped from the Spring Creek Arm through a pipeline to a disposal.